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Williams Group Claims PBL Awards


Williams Baptist College business students brought home a host of awards from state Phi Beta Lambda competition last week. Seventeen Williams students earned 20 certificates, and 14 qualified for national PBL competition this summer.

That state event was held April 8-10 in Little Rock.

WBC students taking first place honors in national qualifying categories were: Mari Pinedo, Tiffany Pickett and Lauren Taylor (Business Ethics-Team Event); Danny Adams and Vitaliy Dymna (Web Site Development-Team Event); Vitaliy Dymna (Database Design & Decision Making); Brad Harris (Sales Presentation); and Matthew Mitchell (Telecommunications).

Second place awards went to: Andy Hayden and Elizabeth Fehr (Digital Video Production); Andy Hayden, Mark Yawson and Matthew Mitchell (Network Design-Team Event); Justin Daubert (Marketing Concepts); Mark Yawson (Macroeconomics); and Justin Daubert (Sports Management & Marketing).

Winning third place honors were: Patrick Corder (Macroeconomics); Tricia Driver (Marketing Concepts); and Justin Hawkins (Sports Management & Marketing).

Taking fourth place awards were: Lauren Taylor, Brad Harris and Brooke Gage (Marketing Analysis & Decision Making-Team Event).

Fifth place honors went to: Justin Hawkins (Contemporary Sports Issues); and Brody Belk (Financial Concepts).

All first and second place winners advance to national competition, and third place winners in individual competitions also qualify for nationals. The national PBL convention will be held July 9-12 in Nashville, Tenn.

Several Williams students also took part in open competitions, which are not national qualifying events. Taking honors in those categories were: Matthew Mitchell (First place: Business Etiquette); Danny Adams (Third place: Computer Operating Systems); Lauren Taylor (Fourth place: Advertising); and Matthew Mitchell (Fifth place: Computer Operating Systems).

PBL is the collegiate arm of Future Business Leaders of America. The Williams chapter of PBL was recognized at the state meeting for having the fifth largest chapter in Arkansas.

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