Members from the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith won top honors at the National Phi Beta Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Latisha Settlage of Fort Smith, lead adviser of PBL, said the UAFS chapter’s growing membership received special recognition at the conference.
“The group was awarded a certificate for being the second largest chapter in the Southern Region which represents universities and colleges from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia,” Settlage said.
Seven PBL members brought home individual and team awards as well as chapter awards.
“The UAFS chapter also earned Gold Seal recognition in honor of their membership and community service achievements this past year as well as being named to the National Top Ten list of chapters having the largest memberships in the nation,” Settlage said.
Award recipients included:
Barling: Brittany Christian (with team member Syda Xaymongkhoun), fifth place in community service project.
Fort Smith: Magaly Centeno, eighth place in marketing concepts; Kia Yang and Sue Yang, team members, fifth place in integrated marketing campaign and seventh place in business presentation; and Syda Xaymongkhoun (with team member Brittany Christian), fifth place in community service project.
Van Buren: Rebecca Ames, third place in accounting for professionals, and Michael Hamilton, sixth place in microeconomics.
Supporting adviser for the UAFS PBL chapter is Dr. Margaret Tanner of Fort Smith, department head of accounting, economics and finance.
PBL is the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America, and there are more than 11,000 student members at U.S. universities and colleges pursuing careers in business or business-related fields.