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Nine Southeastern PBL Students recognized for Business Achievement at National Leadership Conference

June 29, 2021

Dr. Luci Parmer is the PBL Faculty Adviser at Southeastern.


DURANT, Okla. – More than 12,000 participants from across the country convened online for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) 2021 National Leadership Conference (NLC). The event, which connected middle school, high school, and collegiate level students through competitive events, leadership sessions, and networking, provided students with the collective opportunity to win more than $110,000 in cash awards.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University received national recognition during FBLA-PBL’s Awards of Excellence ceremonies for the collegiate division June 26 and 27.

The following Southeastern students competed:

  • Kimberly Martin, from Little Rock, Arkansas, competed in Administrative Support Technology and brought home 2nd place
  • Lisa Ariosto, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Business Communications, 9th place
  • Owetha Wilson, Checotah, Oklahoma, Computer Concepts,  6th place
  • Kimberly Martin,  Desktop Publishing,  10th place
  • Owetha Wilson,  Information Management, 1st place
  • Jordan Moomau,  Brentwood, California, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, 9th place
  • Yoelin Cabrera-Fernandez,  Miami, Florida, Personal Finance,  4th place
  • Jordan Moomau, Project Management, 6th place
  • Ahmed Ibrahim,  Cairo, Egypt, Project Management,  7th place
  • Jaclyn Garcia,  Mesa, Arizona, Sports Management & Marketing, 10th place
  • Jacintha McGhee, Yukon, Oklahoma,  Global Analysis & Decision Making, 6th place
  • Rachael Gentges,  Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Hospitality Management,  1st place

“I couldn’t be prouder of this team,” said Dr. Luci Parmer, PBL Faculty Adviser and Associate Professor in the Management and Marketing Department at Southeastern.

The award is part of the National Awards Program, better known as competitive events, FBLA-PBL’s program that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers.

The NLC featured 74 events at the high school level, 60 events at the collegiate level, and 9 events at the middle school level. Events were modified to accommodate the online experience. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.