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PBL National Leadership Conference 2018

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Project ended on June 22, at 08:30 AM CDT
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PBL National Leadership Conference 2018

PBL National Leadership Conference

You can help these hard-working students!

We set up this project to help us with remaining expenses related to attending the 2018 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Baltimore, Maryland, June 22-27, 2018. Eleven student members who placed at the 2018 Arkansas PBL State Leadership Conference are eligible to represent SAU and Arkansas PBL at the NLC by competing in their respective events. Additionally, one member was elected to the office of Arkansas PBL President and is required to attend the NLC. The PBL National Leadership Conference includes the competitive events, workshops & keynote speakers, national officer elections and networking opportunities with members and professionals from across the country.

SAU PBL 2017 SLC Award Winners

SAU Phi Beta Lambda is proud to announce the winners from the Arkansas PBL State Leadership Conference which was held April 5-7, 2018, in Little Rock. Members earned 26 individual and team awards in competitive events, and the chapter earned two membership awards. Eleven members are eligible to represent Arkansas PBL at the 2018 PBL National Leadership Conference this summer in Baltimore, Maryland.  Our awards are listed below, with those eligible for national competition indicated with *. Students attending the conference as alternates for a member who could not attend are marked with **.

First Place Awards

Forensic Accounting - Aaron Brock*

Future Business Executive - Cordell McDonald*

Marketing Concepts - Lisa Antoon*

Network Design - Jesse Walker

Strategic Analysis & Decision Making - Levi Edmondson,* Tray Beasley,* Jaylon Christopher*


Second Place Awards

Business Decision Making - Levi Edmondson,* Tray Beasley,* Jaylon Christopher*

Business Ethics - Aaron Autrey* and Cordell McDonald*

Cost Accounting - Raigan Dew*

Social Media Challenge - Wilson Impson

Website Design - Jesse Walker


Third Place Awards

Accounting for Professionals- Raigan Dew**

Cost Accounting - Amanda Easley

Financial Concepts - Aaron Brock*

Job Interview - Kelsie Madison

Local Chapter Annual Business Report - Micah Larey and Kaitlin Kitchens

Website Design - Aaron Autrey**


Fourth Place Awards

Computer Concepts - Wilson Impson

Financial Concepts - Kaitlin Kitchens**

Information Management - Julia Bussell**

Personal Finance - Laura Nash

Statistical Analysis - Jessi O’Hara


Fifth Place Awards

Accounting Principles - Micah Larey

Microeconomics (4 year schools) - Micah Larey

Public Speaking - Kelsie Madison

Statistical Analysis - Laura Nash



Who’s Who in Arkansas PBL - Micah Larey


Chapter Awards

Largest Professional Division - SAU 3rd place

Largest Local Chapter -SAU 5th place


Students representing SAU at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore include Lisa Antoon, Aaron Autrey, Tray Beasley, Aaron Brock, Jaylon Christopher, Raigan Dew, Levi Edmondson, Julia Bussell, Kaitlin Kitchens, Micah Larey, and Cordell McDonald.

This year’s trip is considerably more expensive than previous years when the chapter has driven to nationals. With the additional cost of airfare, the trip will cost $11,778 in all. The chapter is currently $4,200 away from its fundraising goal.

Thank you so much for your consideration! We are so grateful for your support and are looking forward to representing Southern Arkansas University this summer as we compete at Nationals!

Choose a giving level


One-Way Shuttle

A donation at this level could help provide a one-way shuttle from the airport to the conference hotel for a team member of PBL!


Round-Trip Shuttle

Your donation at this level could provide enough funds to provide a round-trip shuttle between the airport and the conference hotel for one team member.


Feed a Student

Your donation at this level would cover the cost of meals for a day at the conference.


Registration Fees

Make a gift of $115 and your gift will provide funds to cover conference registration for a PBL member.


All Meals Included

A gift of $259 will provide a PBL student with the funds to afford meals for the entire week of conference!


Up Up and Away

It will cost $450 for each member's round-trip airfare to attend conference.


Rested and Ready

Your donation at this level will provide four of our team members with a hotel room during the week of the conference.