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Local Butler students place at National PBL Conference

Butler students stand with national PBL awards.
Butler students, Kaelib Harp, Sophia Dawson, Tyler Joyce, Naomi Galindo and Eric Torres participate in National PBL awards.
Published: Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Four Butler students receive national awards from Chicago conference

EL DORADO, Kan. - Following many accomplishments, Butler Community College students were able to compete during the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference held in Chicago, June 23- 27. Four out of five Butler students brought home awards.

Phi Beta Lambda is a national business leadership organization that provides students with the opportunity to learn from and network with the business world. Phi Beta Lambda’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through creative leadership and career development programs.

Butler students competed with more than 600 students representing several colleges and universities from across the country and from U.S. territories.

“We are very proud of these students’ accomplishments and are very thankful to Butler for providing the financial support needed to attend the conference,” said Janice Akao, Butler Community College Professor of Business Administration/Accounting.

Butler’s PBL national award winners are listed below by hometown:


Kaelib Harp, 3rd place at the help desk and 6th place in desktop publishing

Medicine Lodge:

Sophia Dawson, 5th place in business communication and 7th place in emerging business issues


Tyler Joyce, 10th place in sports management


Naomi Galindo, 10th place in digital media


Butler Community College, Kansas’ only Adobe Creative Campus and a recognized Aspen Institute Top 150 U.S. Community College, offers nearly 90-degree programs and 30 professional certification programs. The college has a main campus in El Dorado plus numerous other community teaching locations as well as online. Learn more at www.butlercc.edu, on Facebook and Twitter (@butlercc)