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Butler Students Place at National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Conference

Emily Wagner and Kenyatta Nyirenda represent Butler's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at National PBL Competition.
Published: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Emily Wagner and Kenyatta Nyirenda represent Butler in San Antonio, Texas

El Dorado, Kan. – Butler Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) team does it again returning from San Antonio with two award winners from the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference. Emily Wagner of Brookville, Kansas placed second in the Help Desk category and Kenyatta Nyirenda of Blantyre, Malawi placed eighth in the Global Analysis and Decision Making category.

While in Texas, Wagner and Nyirenda competed against two-year and four-year schools. The event hosted more than 1,500 competitors from June 24-27.

Wagner recently graduated from Butler and will transfer to Friends University. While at Butler, Wagner was on the Honor Roll and participated in the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

Nyirenda has had previous success in PBL at the fall 2018 FBLA stock market competition where he placed first with two other teammates. Transitioning to his sophomore year at Butler, Nyirenda is the PBL President for the State of Kansas.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc is the largest career student business organization in the world in which Butler’s chapter holds numerous awards in national competitions.