JONESBORO — Students representing the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Arkansas State University won 15 awards at the 2020 PBL National Leadership Experience and Competition. PBL is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America.
The awards were made during a virtual ceremony after the coronavirus impacted the conference originally scheduled in Salt Lake City.
The 15 awards are the most by any college or university this year. A-State edged out the University of Nebraska-Lincoln which had 12 awards.
The event also marks the fourth year in a row that Arkansas State has won the most national awards and the third consecutive year that A-State has had the largest chapter in the country.
First place wins were Largest Chapter in the Nation; Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Alex Young of Jonesboro; Programming Concepts, Quynh Ho of Danang, Vietnam; and Financial Services, Rachel Washam of Jonesboro.
Second place winners were Parliamentary Procedure, Brenna Cannon and Kelsie Rohr, both of Mountain Home, Dustin Ogden of Manila, Hailey Hawkins of Searcy and Tyrell Andrews of Marked Tree; Management Analysis and Decision Making, Bailey Dunn of Marked Tree and Alex Young of Jonesboro.
Additional winners from the area included Bailey Dunn of Marked Tree, Hailey Hawkins of Searcy, and Ashley Watson of Paragould, fifth place for Business Ethics and Dustin Ogden of Manila sixth place for Community Service Project.
Seventh place included Ahad Sanjrani of Dallas and Abbigail Hicks of Jonesboro for Management Analysis and Decision Making; and Nauman Jiwani of Jonesboro for Statistical Analysis.
Eighth place for Business Law went to Julia Hudspeth of Lepanto, Tyrell Andrews of Marked Tree, and Kristina Garlington of Bryant.
Ninth place included Armaan Dharani of Jonesboro for Accounting Analysis and Decision Making and Meghan Cantara of Jonesboro for Hospitality Management.
Abbigail Hicks of Jonesboro took 10th place for Management Concepts.