Give Now

Phi Beta Lambda Students Qualify for National Conference

Phi Beta Lambda national conference qualifiers
Published: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Butler Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students earned many achievements at the 65th Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference.

Five students are now qualified to compete at the National PBL Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer.

John Hacker of Ulysses, Kaelib Harp of El Dorado, Kaden Miller of Valley Center, Zachary Patch of Andover and Kasey Zeller of Windom, each placed within the top three in various business-related categories.

According to Butler instructor and PBL adviser Janice Akao, the national business leadership organization provides high school and college students with many opportunities in the business-related world.

“Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by becoming an officer in the organization,” Akao said. “They have the opportunity to volunteer, to network with business professionals, as well as compete at the National Leadership Conference.”

Butler’s PBL students can choose from a variety of 55 competitive events.

“I enjoy PBL because of the competitions I am able to participate in,” national qualifier Kaelib Harp said. “PBL offers countless opportunities for networking with other business professionals in order to expand the number of people that could possibly open doors for you in the future.”

Butler PBL students qualifying for Nationals in their events include:

John Hacker of Ulysses: 1st Place in Accounting Principles; 1st Place in Administrative Technology; 2nd Place in Computer Applications, 2nd Place in Computer Concepts

Kaelib Harp of El Dorado: 1st Place in Human Resource Management; 2nd Place in Retail Management; 3rd Place in Business Communication

Kaden Miller of Valley Center: 1st Place in Small Business Management Plan; 3rd Place in Computer Applications

Zachary Patch of Andover: 2nd Place in Impromptu Speaking; 3rd Place in Hospitality Management

Kasey Zeller of Windom: 1st Place in Cost Accounting; 2nd Place in Human Resource Management; 3rd Place in Client Services

In addition, Butler Community College’s Service Project Report, prepared and presented by Harp, Miller and Zeller, took first place at the State Conference.