Press Release

HLGU Students Represent State At National Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hilary Cook, Danielle Crawford, Chelsea Flowers, Jessica Freels, and Kayla Job, students at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO, represented the state of Missouri at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 24 - 27, 2012. Competing in FBLA-PBL's national awards program, these students vied for top honors as a team in the Parliamentary Procedures event, and Hilary Cook vied for top honors in the Business Communications event against state representatives from across the United States, Puerto Rico and China.

PBL LogoAt the Awards of Excellence program, it was announced that HLGU's Parliamentary Procedures team earned 2nd place in the nation and Hilary Cook earned 7th place in the nation in the Business Communications event.

The competition is part of a competitive events program sponsored annually by FBLA-PBL, a professional association for students pursuing business careers. Individuals, local chapters, and state teams compete in over 50 events representing a range of business, career, and leadership development activities. The winners of these challenging and prestigious awards are selected from FBLA-PBL's over 210,000 members, and have won regional and state competitions to qualify for the national awards program. The 1,800 delegates to the 60th annual conference elected national student officers and attended business and leadership workshops in addition to competing in business and career skill events.

This year's national theme, "FBLA-PBL: Gateway to Greatness" reflects the goals of FBLA-PBL members, some of the best and the brightest of today's young people.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit organization that prepares students for careers in business and business education. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. To learn more, see FBLA-PBL's web site at http://www.fbla-pbl.org or call 800-FBLA-WIN.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations