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May 2019

Students qualify for national competition after wins at Phi Beta Lambda conference

Arkansas State University-Newport's Phi Beta Lambda chapter won a number of top honors at the State Leadership Conference in early April. Phi Beta Lambda is the college division of the Future Business Leaders of America, and it is the world's largest career student business organization. Students competed in a variety of categories testing their business knowledge and skills. 

Meghan Cantara of Jonesboro and Jessica Rucker of Bono won first place in Desktop Publishing. Cantara also placed first in the Arkansas Who's Who category and third in the Future Business Executive category. Rucker received Arkansas Who's Who Recognition. 

Desktop Publishing Winners (from left): Jessica Rucker of Bono and Meghan Cantara of Jonesboro (First Place)
Desktop Publishing Winners (from left): Jessica Rucker of Bono and Meghan Cantara of Jonesboro (First Place)

Meghan Cantara of Jonesboro received first place in Arkansas Who's Who and third place for Future Business Executive.
Meghan Cantara of Jonesboro received first place in Arkansas Who's Who and third place for Future Business Executive.

Jessica Rucker of Bono received recognition for Arkansas Who's Who.
Jessica Rucker of Bono received recognition for Arkansas Who's Who.

 Kari Glickert of Paragould took home third place in Accounting for Professionals. Kim Groom of Jonesboro received second place for Microeconomics, and Brandi Miller of Marked Tree won third place in the Administrative Technology category. 

Kari Glickert of Paragould won third place for Accounting for Professionals.
Kari Glickert of Paragould won third place for Accounting for Professionals.

Pictured from left: Kim Groom of Jonesboro received second place for Microeconomics, Brandi Miller of Marked Tree received third place for Administrative Technology.
Pictured from left: Kim Groom of Jonesboro received second place for Microeconomics, Brandi Miller of Marked Tree received third place for Administrative Technology.

Other winners not pictured include Roger Scott of Jonesboro. He won first place in Networking Concepts. Jennifer Ferguson of Jonesboro won first place for Spreadsheet Applications. Cecilia Delgado of Trumann placed fourth in Business Presentation, and Misty Moye of Trumann placed fourth in Administrative Technology. 

ASU-Newport's PBL Chapter received first place for its chapter scrapbook. The students who placed first in their categories qualify for the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio in June. 

To learn more about ASU-Newport's business program click here and click here to learn about Arkansas PBL.