Students Win at National PBL Conference(Posted: July 2, 2014)
Students from the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith earned awards at the annual PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Four students from the UAFS chapter placed in the top 10 in one or more of the numerous competitions offered at the conference, in subjects including international business, cost accounting and financial analysis and decision making.
Dr. Ahmad Rahal of Fort Smith, associate professor of operations management and adviser for the PBL chapter on campus, praised the students' efforts at the conference.
"We are very proud of our students, and their achievements are a testament to the quality of education at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith" Rahal said.
Individual award recipients included:
Cedarville: Morreen Klement, 10th place in financial analysis and decision making (with teammate Rebecca Bolton).
Fort Smith: Syda Xaymongkhoun, 10th place for international business.
Greenwood: Rebecca Bolton, seventh place in cost accounting and 10th place in financial analysis and decision making (with teammate Morreen Klement).
Lavaca: Brittany Wilson, second place in cost accounting.
Other students attending the conference included Matthew Beyer of Fort Smith, Brittany Christian of Alma, Will Moon of Alma, Ryan Napier of Greenwood and Andrea Wolfe of Alma.
Phi Beta Lambda is an organization for students preparing for careers in business or business-related fields and is the college division of the Future Business Leaders of America.