PIKEVILLE – The University of Pikeville chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) earned 16 awards in academic competition during the Kentucky PBL Spring Leadership Conference.
PBL members throughout Kentucky participated in workshops, academic competitions and election of state officers. Students who won awards in the state competition qualify to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda national leadership conference in Anaheim, Calif., in June which will include participants from all 50 states and the U.S. territories.
“Our UPIKE students never fail to impress me. I couldn’t be more proud of how they represent the university, our PBL chapter and themselves,” said Lois M. Rogers, CPA, assistant professor of accounting. “I can’t wait to see how many national awards they bring back from Anaheim, Calif., this summer.”
Eight UPIKE PBL students will represent the university in the national competition including:
First place: Donald Anderson, of Kingsland, Ga., sports management and marketing; Adam Hall, of Shelbiana, personal finance; Sara Hall, of Shelbiana, justice administration; Jessica Frazier, of McPherson, Kan., and Chandra Hunley, of Salyersville, business decision making.
Second place: Donald Anderson, contemporary sports issues; Bibian Borst, of Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands, job interview; Jessica Frazier and Chandra Hunley, hospitality management; Billy Cochran, of Evarts, business ethics.
Third place: Bibian Borst, public speaking; Billy Cochran, future business educator; Sara Hall, entrepreneurship concepts; Jamar Kirksey, of Louisville, sports management and marketing; Richard Martin of Sarasota, Fla., future business executive; Richard Martin and Collie Taylor, of Louisville, accounting analysis and decision making.
The UPIKE PBL chapter also received third place for outstanding local chapter and Rogers was recognized as outstanding adviser.
Cochran was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Kentucky PBL parliamentarian. Nicole Hall, of Pikeville, Quintin Salley of Columbia, S.C., and Jonathon Sloas, of Sandy Hook, also attended the spring conference.