UNK-The 1999-2000 Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference was held in Kearney. The Lambda Rho chapter from the University of Nebraska at Kearney was represented with 14 members and two advisors.

The conference events included student competitions in various business subjects like accounting, finance economics, management and marketing. Several events were geared toward skill application including computer applications, word processing and machine transcription. There were speaking competitions, interview events and team projects were judged. Members were given the opportunity to run for state offices and enhance their knowledge with speakers and leadership sessions. In total, 111 students from across the state were in attendance.

The UNK chapter placed first in the Community Service Project and the Local Chapter Annual Business Report. Individual winners in the various competitions during the conference are listed by hometown.

Aurora – Andrea Emken, Computer Concepts 1st place, Business Law 3rd place, Computer Applications 6th place

Beatrice – Kimberly Adam, Marketing 4th place

Cambridge – Janet Harding, Accounting II 2nd place

Cozad -Amber Ross, Economics 1st place, Business Principles 2nd place, Who’s Who in Phi Beta Lambda

Friend – Carissa Semler, Accounting II 5th place

Grand Island – Christine Scott, Ms. Future Business Executive, Marketing 5th place, Who’s Who in Phi Beta Lambda

Kearney – Mark Anderson, Business Communications 6th place, Business Law 6th place; Cheryl Braun, Business Communications 5th place; and Brianna Rath, Machine Transcript 3rd place, Word Processing 3rd place

North Bend – James Soukup, Public Speaking 2nd place, Job Interview 3rd place

North Platte – Jaymee Hipple, Computer Applications 3rd place, Word Processing 4th place, Who’s Who in Phi Beta Lambda

Plymouth – Sonia Gunther, Accounting II 9th place

Sutherland – Jessica Citta, Accounting I 4th place

Tecumseh – Andrew Bossung, Accounting II 3rd place, Business Law 8th place

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national organization FBLA-PBL, Inc. The purpose of PBL is to provide business students with leadership opportunities and practical knowledge to use in future careers in the business world.