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Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), recently exceled in the state competition. This year’s competition was held in Stillwater, Okla.  PBL members earned their winnings based on excellent business knowledge, ideas, professionalism, and leadership skills.

PBL is a national business fraternity which strives to promote business and the free enterprise system. The organization also provides opportunities for state and national competitions in business related areas. This is the college level of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).
NEO’s PBL sponsor, Pat Creech, said she was very pleased to have student members place in many different categories.
“I am very proud of our students and our department,” Creech said. “We placed in 14 of the 16 competitions we entered. This shows the dedication of our students and the quality of learning in the business and technology department.” 
This competition is an opportunity for students from two and four-year colleges and universities across the State of Oklahoma to showcase their business understanding and skills. Students who place first, second or third at the state level qualify for the PBL national competition in Nashville, Tenn.in late June.
Brandi Black was elected State PBL President and Daniel Hocker was elected State Reporter.
Listed below are NEO’s individual PBL State Awards for 2014:
Brandi Black – 1st Place
Impromptu Speaking
Clarissa Davis – 1st Place
Entrepreneurship Concepts
Clarissa Davis – 2nd Place

Public Speaking
Kyla Guinn – 2nd Place
Statistical Analysis
Kyla Guinn – 3rd Place

Sports Management & Marketing
Daniel Hocker – 3rd Place

Management Concepts
Daniel Hocker – 3rd Place
Business Communications
Kelly Johnson – 1st Place
Retail Management
Kelly Johnson – 2nd Place
Sidney Reynolds – 1st Place
Accounting Principles
Sidney Reynolds – 2nd Place
Network Design (Team)
Kongmeng Xiong – 1st Place
Josh Wheeler – 1st Place
Computer Concepts
Josh Wheeler – 3rd Place
Networking Concepts
Kongmeng Xiong – 2nd Place
Front row, from left: Kyla Guinn, Sidney Reynolds, Kongmeng Xiong, and Clarissa Davis

Back row, from left: Pat Creech, Brandi Black, Josh Wheeler, Kelly Walker, Daniel Hocker, David Stephens, and Calvin Becker


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