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April 2017

ASUN Students Win at PBL Conference

Eleven Arkansas State University-Newport students earned recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference and State Competition held earlier this month in Little Rock.
Armaan Dhrani, a Business student from Jonesboro, captured first place in the Accounting competition while Hospitality students Meghan Cantera of Jonesboro, Jessica Rucker of Bono and Jane Onovwerosuke of Lagos, Nigeria came in first place in the Human Resources Management competition.

ASUN PBL Winners
PBL winners (from left): Armaan Dhrani - Business, Meghan Cantera - Hospitality Services, Jane Onovwerosuke - Hospitality Services, Jessica Rucker - Hospitality Services, Kim Groom - Business

Krystal Barrett, a Business student from Forrest City, took first place in Business Communications 2-Year Division and second place in the 2-Year & 4-Year Division. Business student, Brandi Barksdale of Jonesboro, finished third in the Computer Applications competition. 

PBL Winner Krystal Barrett
Business Student Krystal Barrett

Cole Nooner of Lepanto teamed with Amanda Cochran of Dyess to finish fourth in Business Ethics. Also, in fourth place Brandi Moyer of Caraway in the Help Desk competition, and Kim Groom of Jonesboro in the Macroeconomics and Microeconomics 2-year college division. 

PBL Winners Jasmyn Clay and Brandi Moyer
PBL Winners (from left): Jasmyn Clay - Business, Brandi Moyer - Business

Al-Fredia Hampton of Jonesboro, Jessica Rucker and Jane Onovwerosuke earned fourth place in Hospitality management while Jasmyn Clay of Swifton took fifth place for her “Ronald McDonald House - Tab Collection” Community Service Project.
ASU-Newport received the Gold Chapter Award and was recognized for the fourth largest local chapter membership in Arkansas.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 200,000 members prepare for careers in business.