Central Christian College of Kansas is pleased to announce that Phi Beta Lambda Club placed in 34 events at the 67th Annual Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference on March 10 at Butler Community College.

Central entered 15 students into the competition (Blair Austin Draper, Antonio Ramirez, CiCi Long, Courtney Lovejoy, Cursstyn Jorgensen, J.P Ray, Jaycie Rue, Jeff McClure, Jody Bohnenblust, Kameron Kraus, Macae Fisher, Meghan Morey, Priscilla Castillo, Stephan Rhymer, and Todd P. Nelson) at the Leadership Conference.

The students placed in 34 events, bringing back (14) first-place medals, (12) second-place medals, and (8) third-place medals. Jody Bohnenblust and Meghan Morey placed first in four events, Courtney Lovejoy placed in all five of her events, and Jody Bohnenblust, J.P Ray, and Courtney Lovejoy received the Who’s Who award for their exemplary service to the Kansas PBL.

“Central Christian took a group of 15 students and all 15 qualified for Nationals,” said Heath Whitehouse, Business Professor at Central Christian College. “Overall, the Leadership Conference was a success and we look forward to going to Nationals in Baltimore this summer.”

All of the students placed first or second in at least one event, which qualifies them for a spot in Nationals. The 2018 National Leadership Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland this summer.

Below are the placements of each student in the event and the topic in which they placed:

Austin Draper: third place in Job Interview

Austin Draper, Antonio Ramirez: second place in Human Resource Management

CiCi Long: third place in Information Management, third place in Retail Management, first place in Website Design

Courtney Lovejoy: third place in Business Communication, third place in Marketing Concepts, first place in Statistical Analysis

J.P. Ray: second place in Contemporary Sports Issues, second place in Justice Administration

J.P. Ray, Macae Fisher: first place in Business Law

J.P. Ray, Meghan Morey: first place in Emerging Business Issues

Jaycie Rue: second place in Retail Management

Jeff McClure: second place, Information Management

Jody Bohnenblust: first place in Management Concepts, first place inStrategic Analysis & Decision Making, first place in Hospitality Management

Cursstyn Jorgensen, Austin Draper, Jody Bohnenblust, Meghan Morey, first place in Business Sustainability

Kameron Kraus: second place in Entrepreneurship Concepts, second place in Marketing Concepts, second place in Personal Finance

Macae Fisher: third place in Contemporary Sports Issues

Meghan Morey: first place in Sports Management & Marketing

Meghan Morey, Courtney Lovejoy, Jaycie Rue: first place in Social Media Challenge

Priscilla Castillo: first place in Desktop Publishing, second place in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

Stephen Rhymer: first place in Computer Concepts, second place in Macroeconomics, first place in Marketing Concepts

Todd P. Nelson: third place in Accounting for Professionals, second place in Financial Concepts, third place in Public Speaking

Todd P. Nelson, Kameron Kraus, Jaycie Rue: second place in Business Ethics

Local Chapter Business Report, first place

Institutions in attendance at the 2018 Annual Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference include: Emporia State University, Labette Community College, Flint Hills Technical College, University of Kansas, Ft. Hays State University, Tabor College, Butler County College and Seward County College.