SUSCC recognized with top honors at Alabama PBL State Leadership Conference last month


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Opelika Observer

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members from 11 Alabama colleges and universities traveled to Birmingham on April 12 to 13 to connect with top future business leaders and showcase their talents in a wide array of competitive events.
Three Southern Union State Community College PBL members attended, taking home a top three award in every competitive event entered. Southern Union PBL competitors won first place in the following events: Advertising, Renee Murray and Agribusiness, Matthew Wilson. Taking home second-place honors were: Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Christopher Reinstedler; Personal Finance, Reinstedler, Political Science, Wilson and Public Speaking, Wilson. Third-place winners: Marketing Concepts, Murray and Supply Chain Management, Reinstedler.
Murray was named Alabama PBL Who’s Who, the most prestigious award of the conference recognizing the most accomplished PBL member.
Murray, Reinstedler and Wilson are eligible to attend and compete at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas this summer.
Southern Union PBL received the National Outstanding Chapter Recognition Award, the Outstanding Level of Blueprint for Success, and was the highest contributor for FBLA-PBL’s national partner, March of Dimes.
“It has been my privilege to work with such a talented group of students,” said Southern Union PBL Adviser T. Murray. “I am very proud that they have received this well-deserved recognition for all of the hard work that they have put in this year. I look forward to continued success building on the strong foundation these students have laid this year.”
“PBL provided an avenue for me to develop professional business skills outside of the classroom,” Reinstedler said. “My experiences through the Southern Union PBL chapter have been priceless.”
“Southern Union PBL represented our college and community exceptionally well throughout 2018-2019,” said Southern Union PBL Adviser Tyler Laye. “Our members have worked diligently and have achieved great success in competitive events, service projects, and leadership positions. They have set the bar high for future Southern Union PBL members. I am excited about what they have accomplished individually and as a chapter.”
Southern Union PBL is led by Laye and Murray.
Photo Caption: Shown are: Renee Murray, Christopher Reinstedler and Matthew Wilson.


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