Missouri State University students brought home 11 awards at the 2022 National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students advanced to the national level following their success in the state conference last spring. They competed against 762 students from 139 chapters nationwide.
“Our business Bears stood up to compete on this national stage, representing Missouri and our university and showed what they were made of,” said marketing senior instructor and FBLA-PBL faculty advisor, Courtney Pham.
“These winning results are a testament of how tenacious these students are.”
Dedication pays off
The competitions focused on current events in business.
Spencer Ingram, senior and FBLA-PBL president, won first place for his business law presentation along with his partner, Caleb Thayer, senior.
“This was the first time our team has been able to travel to the national leadership conference and it was a wonderful experience,” Ingram said.
“The state leadership conference in April gave us a good opportunity to practice and see what we needed to focus on. We were prepared for this summer.
Student winners include:
Accounting Analysis and Decision Making
Mohson Choudhry- 1st place.
Thayer and Ingram – 1st place.
Angelia Ashberger – 4th place.
Emerging Business Issues
Mohson Choudhry- 2nd place.
Human Resources Management
Madison Agee and Ashberger – 2nd place.
Ashberger – 7th place.
Spencer Ingram – 2nd place.
Thayer – 3rd Place.
Agee – 6th Place.
Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
Maddie Rodgers – 4th place.
Agee – 2nd Place.
FBLA-PBL seeks to inspire and prepare future business leaders through career training and leadership experiences.
In addition to attending the collegiate competition, students had the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, networking events and hear from speakers from all facets of business in the U.S.