Emory & Henry College students recently took home awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state leadership conference in Richmond, Va..
Matt Mellert, of Kenna, W. Va., took first place in the Financial Concept category. David Smallwood, of Red Hook, N.Y., received first place in both the International Business and Justice Administration areas of competition. Daniel Baggerly, of Rural Retreat, Va., placed second in Microeconomics. Hai Yan Chen, of Marion, Va., placed second in Marketing Concepts. These students will compete at the national PBL Leadership conference in San Antonio, Texas, on June 24-27, 2012.
Students had the opportunity to compete in over 40 categories at this yearâ€™s conference. Other Virginia colleges participating in the competition included: Bluefield College, Longwood University, Radford University, Sweet Briar College, University of Virginia College at Wise, Virginia Commonwealth University, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, New River Community College, Southside VA Community College, Southwest VA Community College, and Tidewater Community College.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit education association that helps prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields. FBL offers membership opportunities for students ranging from intermediate school to business professionals and educators.