Mizzou PBL has successful finish at leadership conference

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The MU Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) had a successful performance at the Missouri State Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in Springfield, Missouri, on Saturday, April 13. Twenty-one of the chapter's 33 members participated, and 18 of these members qualified to represent the state at the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in San Antonio from June 24-27.

The chapter was one of only two chapters in the state that won the Gold Seal of Merit for excellence in chapter management. Additionally, Douglas Moesel, the chapter's faculty advisor, was named the Advisor of the Year Award as the top advisor for PBL chapters in the state for the year.

Student members can compete in over 40 business and technology contests at the State Leadership Conference. 12 members finished first in the state in one or more events as individuals or teams for a total of 18 first place finishes.

Logan Mertz won first-in-state in three different events.  Steve Lotz, Emily Hoerchler, Sophie Lingel, and Collette Pippin won first-in-state in two different events. Seven other members won first-in-state in one event. In addition, six members won a total of seven second-in-state events, six members won a total of six third-in-state events, three members won a total of three fourth-in-state awards, and one member won a fifth-in-state event.

One member, Amber Raub, completed her last State PBL Conference as the elected National Secretary of Phi Beta Lambda, while Emily Hoerchler completed her one year term as an elected State Vice President. Miranda Hiatt was newly elected as a state officer for the coming year.