Peru State Earns 96 Awards In State Business Competition

PERU  – 36 Peru State College students competed in the 2017-2018 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference. Peru State’s PBL chapter earned 96 top-eight awards including 16 first place finishes this year and four chapter awards.

24 students qualified for the national competition in Baltimore, MD., this June.

The Peru State chapter was recognized for largest membership and for gold level excellence.

Peru State College was recognized with the Overall Excellence Award in Business Partnerships. The Overall Excellence Award in Business Partnerships recognizes the top fundraising efforts of a local chapter to support the State Leadership Conference.

Individual Events

Kendra Alberts (Auburn, NE)
Who’s Who in Nebraska PBL

Ryan Arnold (Houston, TX)
1st place – Sales Presentation *

Ashli Becker (Yankton, SD)
5th place – Organizational Behavior & Leadership
6th place – Marketing Concepts

Haley Benedict (Springfield, NE)
1st place – Desktop Publishing *
1st place – Integrated Marketing Campaign *
1st place – Website Design *
3rd place – Future Business Executive

Dawn Castle (Imperial, NE)
2nd place – Business Communication *
4th place – Retail Management

Rachael Cole (Wymore, NE)
2nd place – Entrepreneurship Concepts *
2nd place – Local Chapter Annual Business Report *
3rd place – Accounting for Professionals
5th place – Programming Concepts

Rozlyn Cole (Wymore, NE)
6th place – Retail Management
6th place – Statistical Analysis

Hannah Cook (Ponca, NE)
1st place – Help Desk *
2nd place – Organizational Behavior & Leadership

Anthony De Abreu (Caracas, Venezuela)
1st place – Justice Administration *
2nd place – Help Desk *
3rd place – Computer Concepts *
5th place – Client Services

Ashlyn Draper (Lincoln, NE)
7th place – Marketing Concepts

Chaz Dunn (Falls City, NE)
2nd place – Global Analysis & Decision Making *
3rd place – Forensic Accounting
3rd place – Network Design

Sara Granfors (Seward, NE)
4th place – Computer Applications
4th place – Organizational Behavior & Leadership

Lindsay Harlow (Dawson, NE)
4th place – Entrepreneurship Concepts
8th place – Management Concepts
Who’s Who in Nebraska PBL

Noah Harvey (Auburn, NE)
1st place – Impromptu Speaking *
4th place – Personal Finance
5th place – Public Speaking

Alexandra Kenney (Milford, NE)
2nd place – Financial Services *
3rd place – Help Desk
3rd place – Sales Presentation

Spencer Kerwin (Omaha, NE)
3rd place – Client Services
5th place – Help Desk

JT Lonnborg (Beatrice, NE)
5th place – Justice Administration
6th place – Client Services
6th place – Computer Concepts
8th place – Help Desk

Brenda Lutz (Rock Port, MO)
1st place – Computer Applications *
1st place – Small Business Management Plan *
4th place – Help Desk

Trey Nelson (Lincoln, NE)
4th place – Client Services

Tristen Nelson (Lincoln, NE)
2nd place – Client Services *
2nd place – Job Interview *

Christopher Nwafor (Lagos, Nigeria)
3rd place – Future Business Educator
4th place – Macroeconomics
4th place – Public Speaking
6th place – Sales Presentation
8th place – Microeconomics

Morgan Peabody (Morrill, KS)
8th place – Networking Concepts

Scott Riley (Auburn, NE)
2nd place – Future Business Executive *
2nd place – Impromptu Speaking *
3rd place – Small Business Management Plan
4th place – Job Interview
6th place – Help Desk
Who’s Who in Nebraska PBL

Brooke Rudebusch (Moorpark, California)
2nd place – Contemporary Sports Issues *

Camie Stratman (Hartington, NE)
2nd place – Public Speaking *
5th place – Human Resource Management

Jacey Sutton (Wahoo, NE)
4th place – Small Business Management Plan

Team Events—–(students listed in alphabetical order; an * indicates automatic national qualifier in this event)

Ryan Arnold & Amanda Jo Cleek Arnold (Houston, TX)
1st place – Mobile Application Development *
2nd place – Business Law *
3rd place – Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

Ashli Becker & Velma Hauck (Fremont, NE)
2nd place – Small Business Management Plan *

Rachael Cole & Lindsay Harlow
3rd place – Website Design

Rozlyn Cole, Sara Granfors & Spencer Kerwin
1st place – Strategic Analysis & Decision Making *

Hannah Cook & Velma Hauck
2nd place – Hospitality Management *
2nd place – Human Resource Management *

Hannah Cook & JT Lonnborg
3rd place – Emerging Business Issues

Lindsay Harlow & Brook Hays (Oxford, NE)
1st place – Forensic Accounting *
3rd place – Financial Services
3rd place – Strategic Analysis & Decision Making
5th place – Small Business Management Plan

Lindsay Harlow, Brooke Hays & Sara Granfors
3rd place – Accounting Analysis & Decision Making

Nadja Janjevic (Podgorica, Montenegro) & Yorgelys Jaspe (San Carols, Costa Rica)
3rd place – Business Presentation

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