Over the weekend, Emporia State hosted the Kansas Phi Beta Lambda business competition. Ten students from ESU’s chapter competed, and overall, they took 10 first place awards, two second places and six third place finishes.
John Rich, interim dean of the School of Business, congratulated the students in an email shared with The Bulletin.
“As always you make us very proud,” Rich said in the email. “Thanks to all who worked so hard to bring the PBL convention to ESU and to see that is was delivered in a high quality manner.”
Each student was allowed to compete in up to five different events covering all aspects of business. But each student can only compete in two events at the National level, and they must have placed in the top two at state to be eligible for Nationals.
“We are very excited to be able to again send an outstanding group of Emporia State students to compete at the National level against other schools from across the nation,” said Russell Cornelius, president of PBL and senior business administration major.
Nationals will be held in Anaheim, Calif. June 22-25. ESU students took the following awards:
Accounting for Professionals, First Place – Kirsten Zamarripa
Business Decision Making, Second Place – Russell Cornelius, Jacob Tapia, Kirsten Zamirripa
Business Presentation, First Place – Jessica Dhority, Kirsten Zamirripa
Community Service Project, Third Place – Jessica Dhority, Morgan Taylor
Desktop Publishing, First Place – Chelsea Shierling, Kirsten Zamirripa
Emerging Business Issues, Third Place – Russell Cornelius, Jessica Dhority
Free Enterprise Project, First Place – Russell Cornelius, Becky Fraker
Future Business Educator, First Place – Jessica Dhority; Second Place – Shannon Mangnall
Future Business Executive, Third Place – Russell Cornelius
Hospitality Management, Third Place – Russell Cornelius, Shannon Mangnall, Morgan Taylor
Information Management, First Place – Tyler Swalley
Management Analysis & Decision Making, First Place – Chelsea Shierling, Tyler Swalley, Jessica Medlin
Marketing Analysis & Decision Making, First Place – Becky Frake, Jacob Tapia
Marketing Concepts, First Place – Jacob Tapia
Retail Management, First Place – Jacob Tapia
Sports Management and Marketing, Third Place – Tyler Swalley
Word Processing, Third Place – Morgan Taylor