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Madisonville Community College s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) attended the State Leadership Conference at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky, on March 20-21, 2015. Participants from Kentucky four-year colleges and universities and two-year community colleges were in attendance to sharpen their core business, technical, and presentation skills, to expand their networks, and to participate in more than 53 business and business-related competitive events.

Eight students from Madisonville Community College (MCC) competed at the state level, with six placing first, second, and/or third place in their respective competitions. In addition to the competitive events, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, networked with students from across Kentucky and bonded as an organizational group.

The PBL winners from MCC are:

1st Place

Accounting Analysis and Decision Making (objective text and team performance event)
Justin Hawkins and Parker McClearn

Information Management (objective test)
Joe Lussier

Help Desk (performance event)
Joe Lussier

Social Media Challenge (team performance event)
Emily Tomlinson and Barbara Brooks

2nd Place

Impromptu Speaking (performance event)
Ernest Roundtree

Business Law (objective test AND performance event)
Ernest Roundtree

Word Processing (objective test AND performance event)
Barbara Brooks

Job Interview (performance event)
Emily Tomlinson

3rd Place

Future Business Executive (performance event)
Justin Hawkins

Other events competitors were Melissa Head in Organizational Behavioral and Leadership
and Courtney Gentry in Accounting Principles.

All 1st and 2nd place winners now qualify for the PBL National Leadership Conference to be held in Chicago, IL on June 24-27, 2015.