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July 12, 2012

McDowell receives honor at PBL National Leadership Conference


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McDowellWith more than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students vying for over $54,000 in cash awards at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference held June 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas, Cowley College’s Jordan McDowell received national recognition by placing 10th in Public Speaking.

Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

Along with McDowell, also in attendance from Cowley were Haley Rouleau, Talia McNickle, Tania Fuentes, Samantha Nolting, Brandon Coon, Jessica Holdt, Shannon Mahon, Elizabeth Walker, and Amanda Westerman.

“The students had a great time in San Antonio! I am proud of each of them for their accomplishments at the State and National Level,” said Sarah Mathews, PBL advisor.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.