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Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO), recently exceled in the state competition. This year’s competition was held in Stillwater, Okla.  PBL members earned their winnings based on excellent business knowledge, ideas, professionalism, and leadership skills.

PBL is a national business fraternity which strives to promote business and the free enterprise system. The organization also provides opportunities for state and national competitions in business related areas. This is the college level of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

NEO’s PBL sponsor, Pat Creech, said she was very pleased to have student members place in many different categories.

“I am very proud of our students and our department,” Creech said. “We placed in 14 of the 16 competitions we entered. This shows the dedication of our students and the quality of learning in the business and technology department.” 

This competition is an opportunity for students from two and four-year colleges and universities across the State of Oklahoma to showcase their business understanding and skills. Students who place first, second or third at the state level qualify for the PBL national competition in Nashville, Tenn.in late June.

Brandi Black was elected State PBL President and Daniel Hocker was elected State Reporter.

Listed below are NEO’s individual PBL State Awards for 2014:


Brandi Black – 1st Place

Impromptu Speaking

Clarissa Davis – 1st Place

Entrepreneurship Concepts

Clarissa Davis – 2nd Place

Public Speaking

Kyla Guinn – 2nd Place

Statistical Analysis

Kyla Guinn – 3rd Place

Sports Management & Marketing

Daniel Hocker – 3rd Place

Management Concepts

Daniel Hocker – 3rd Place

Business Communications

Kelly Johnson – 1st Place

Retail Management

Kelly Johnson – 2nd Place


Sidney Reynolds – 1st Place

Accounting Principles

Sidney Reynolds – 2nd Place

Network Design (Team)

Kongmeng Xiong – 1st Place

Josh Wheeler – 1st Place

Computer Concepts

Josh Wheeler – 3rd Place

Networking Concepts

Kongmeng Xiong – 2nd Place

Front row, from left: Kyla Guinn, Sidney Reynolds, Kongmeng Xiong, and Clarissa Davis

Back row, from left: Pat Creech, Brandi Black, Josh Wheeler, Kelly Walker, Daniel Hocker, David Stephens, and Calvin Becker

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