There is nothing more exciting to share than exciting news about the diligence and hard work of college students. This post reflects the adrenalin shot that our students have given to our business fraternity organization, Phi Beta Lambda. They held countless fundraisers of their own doing to generate the funds to participate in a statewide competition, not to mention the work they put into preparation and execution for the competition outside of their work schedules, class and homework obligations and family responsibilities. Read on and find out about these extraordinary men and women!
Diane Wolfer, President, Beckfield College
Six business students and members of the Beckfield College Florence, KY Campus Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed in the Kentucky state conference competition April 11 – 12, 2014 at Georgetown College. The following individuals participated in the noted competitions.
Allison Duechle Business Ethics Team
Devin Allmoslecher Business Ethics Team
Kara Schulte Business Ethics Team
Ed Villaverde Emerging Business Issues Team
James Massengale Emerging Business Issues Team
James Massengale Business Communication Individual
Wayne Strickland Sales presentation Individual
Wayne Strickland Public Speaking Individual
- Ed Villaverde and James Massengale – 1st place, Emerging Business Issues
- Allison Duechle, Devin Allmoslecher & Kara Schulte – 1st place, Business Ethics
- Wayne Strickland – 1st place, Sales Presentation
- James Massengale – 3rd pace, Business Communication
- PBL Beckfield Chapter – 2nd place, Largest Percentage Increase In Membership
- PBL Beckfield Chapter – 2nd place, Largest Number Increase In Membership
- 12 schools attended
- Schools represented – Beckfield College, Northern Kentucky University, Morehead St. University, Alice Lloyd College, Georgetown College, Kentucky Wesleyan University, Kentucky Christian University, Campbellsville University, Pikeville University, Madisonville Community & Technical College, West Kentucky Community & Technical College and Elizabeth Community & Technical College
- 125 students participated
Next Steps for these students:
National Leadership Conference and Competition
June 24 – 27, 2014
The importance of this national experience:
FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.
What did the students think about their experience?
My experience at Phi Beta Lambda’s State Leadership conference was one of the best moments in my life. It gave us the opportunity to work as a team and compete against other Kentucky Colleges and Universities. With us taking first place in three events, it shows me that the level of education we receive at Beckfield College is equivalent to any other institution in the area. Now that we are headed to the National Leadership Conference, to compete against other PBL clubs across the nation, I am confident that we have a competitive edge. I am very proud to be able to represent Beckfield College not only at a state level but national as well.
James Massengale/ Vice-President
The Phi Beta Lambda leadership conference was an incredible experience for me. I had a great time, met some of Kentucky’s best and brightest business leaders, and built a stronger bond with my teammates. I was very proud of the skills and efforts of my teammates. Our collective performance showed me that Beckfield College offers as good, or better, an education as any institute of higher learning in Kentucky. I was very proud to represent my school, and I was ecstatic to bring home the hardware (trophy).
Allison Duechle/ Recorder
The SLC was a great team building experience. Time, effort and focus were key to our success. I have a great sense of accomplishment moving on to NLC. I am proud to represent Beckfield College and Phi Beta Lambda.
Wayne Strickland/ Member
My experience at competition was awesome! Winning really gave me a boost of confidence in the things I am learning at Beckfield. I spent time preparing with my daughters and it felt good to be able to show them that when you set a goal and work towards it, that work will pay off.