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SE students shine at national business competition

July 6, 2023

A student team from Southeastern Oklahoma State University earned top prizes in the 2023 Collegiate National Leadership Conference of Future Business Leaders of America, Inc. (FBLA-Collegiate) that was held June 22-25 in Atlanta, Georgia.

More than 800 college students and educators from 138 colleges and universities competed nationally and only the top ten are recognized in each competitive event.

Southeastern tied for 16th place in the nation overall with four students placing in the top 10 in seven different categories.

“I am so proud of our student members, who have been working diligently for months and even years to prepare for the National Leadership Conference,” said Dr. Luci Parmer, a Massey Endowed Professor of Business and Associate Professor and the faculty adviser of the FBLA student chapter.

The award recipients are as follows:

—  Dr. Luqman Dabiri, 5th place, Business Sustainability

—  Dr. Luqman Dabiri, 8th place, Management Concepts

—  Randall Hamm, 2nd place, Foundations of Finance

—  Randall Hamm, 4th place, Foundations of Accounting

—  Kristin Hatter, 8th place, Information Management

—  Kristin Hatter, 9th place, Entrepreneurship Concepts

—  Naomi Jones, 7th place, Retail Management

FBLA-Collegiate’s National Leadership Conference brings together students to compete for cash prizes in dozens of competitive events over four days each year. Students also had the opportunity to engage in learning workshops, network with alumni, and meet with potential employers.

Any major (undergraduate or graduate) can join FBLA – Collegiate.  For more information, contact Dr. Parmer at lparmer@se.edu.