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March 2, 2010

Cowley students shine at PBL State Leadership Conference


Participating in the Kansas Phi Beta Lambda 59th annual State Leadership Conference Feb. 25-26 in Emporia, seven of Cowley College’s eight PBL students in attendance qualified to attend the National PBL Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, which will be held July 9-12.

Sarah Mathews and Bethany Stewart, Cowley College PBL advisors were extremely proud of the PBL member’s accomplishments. 

“We truly enjoyed the 59th annual State Leadership conference as first time PBL advisors,” Mathews said.  “We are extremely proud of our students and their accomplishments. We are also excited to attend the National conference in Nashville, and are honored to have each of the members represent our Local chapter. “

Cowley College student’s awards include:

  • Janessa Gould, Douglass KS
    • 1st Cyber Security
    • 1st Financial Concepts
  • Richard Gould, Douglass KS
    • 2nd Client Services
    • 2nd Cyber Security
    • 3rd  Microeconomics
  • Chris Hall, Winfield, KS
    • 1st Client Services
    • 1st Macroeconomics
    • 2nd Economic Analysis and Decision Making
    • 3rd Accounting Principles
  • Phuong Huynh, Vietnam
    • 2nd Statistical Analysis
    • 3rd Macroeconomics
  • Jordan Lukert, Clearwater, KS
    • 1st Hospitality Management
    • 1st Public Speaking
    • 2nd Impromptu Speaking
  • Mary Misasi, Winfield, KS
    • 2nd Word Processing
  • Luke Schuellein, Lenexa, KS
    • 1st Contemporary  Sports Issues
  • Team of Jordan Lukert and Richard Gould
    • 2nd Business Decision Making

Other colleges participating at the 59th annual State Leadership Conference were:  Butler Community College, Central Christian College at McPherson, Colby Community College, Emporia State University, Labette Community College and Southwestern College.