PBL team shines at state conference

Release Date: 4/22/2010

Clarksville, Ark. --- Members of the University of the Ozarks' Phi Beta Lambda team took home 10 first-place finishes and numerous other top-five finishes in the 2010 Arkansas PBL State Leadership Conference, held in Little Rock April 8-11.

The U of O students who took first place in the state-wide competition included, Katie Niskern (Organizational Behavior); Zyanya Sanchez (Strategic Management); Phillip Johnson and Jessica Pate (Community Service Report); Marcos Melendez and Tony Fernandez (Business Decision Making); Delsie Ku (Computer Applications); Marcos Melendez (Economics Analysis and Decision Making); Myra Hoch, Phuong Do and Eric Carles (Emerging Business Issues); Gracia Velasquez (Future Business Teacher); Joey Hughes, Laura Hoffman and Amy Wanaphotimuke (Network Design); and Susan Low, Amy Wanaphotimuke and Lay Hong Yap (Small Business Management Plan).

In addition, the U of O team took home 16 second-place finishes and 13 third-place awards on its way to 65 total awards in the event. All of the top-three finishers are eligible to compete in the PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., this summer.

“I’m extremely proud of how all of our students represented the university with dignity and grace,” said PBL Sponsor Cynthia Lanphear, assistant professor of management and business.