National PBL Conference
Ten students representing Cowley’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter qualified for the National PBL Leadership Conference after a state competition held March 3-4 in Salina. Cowley students competed against those from Emporia State University, Kansas State University, Friends University, Central Christian at McPherson, and Labette, Butler and Colby community colleges. Approximately 80 students attended the state conference.
Cowley’s 10 national qualifiers: Valerie Brown, Arkansas City, second place in Computer Concepts; Marni Erb, Mulvane, second place in Business Plan; Lucas Goff, Arkansas City, second place in Network Concepts; Andrea Iman, Elkhart, first place in Job Interview and first place in Public Speaking; Jerrod Ketchersid, Rose Hill, first place in Computer Applications; Kari Matson, Dexter, second place in Information Management; Lindsey Patton, Wellington, second place in Information Management; Angela Root, Winfield, first place in Future Business Executive; Kenny Sultz, Arkansas City, second place in Hospitality Management; and Megan Swanson, Arkansas City, second place in Business Plan. Goff and Swanson also earned a first place as a team in Network Design. Erb also placed in Computer Concepts, and Root placed in Sales Presentation.
Students who win at the state level in more than one event must choose which event to compete in at nationals. The National PBL Leadership Conference is scheduled for Orlando, Fla., June 28 through July 3. Six other students competed in Salina. They were Jennifer Dalrymple of Valley Center, Mandi Hilario of Arkansas City, Holly Minkler of Winfield, Joshua Owen of Derby, Alissa Pankaskie of Arkansas City, and Sarah Sibley of Burlington.