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Apr 23, 2021

Panhandle State Communications

OPSU PBL Earns 9 Championships at State Conference

Oklahoma Panhandle State Phi Beta Lamba (PBL) members participated in the State Leadership Conference on April 18th. OPSU PBL members accomplished great victories by each member qualifying for Nationals. For the first time in Aggie history, every member won a State Championship in at least one event!

University President, Dr. Tim Faltyn commented, “We are so proud of all of the Oklahoma PBL students! We had nine State Championships, and seven students place in the top 5 in the State. We wish them well, as all seven are now qualified for the national contest! It is a great day to be an Aggie!”


The Leadership Conference Participants include:


Thomas Boyd who took 1st Place in Contemporary Sports Issues and 2nd Place in Sports Management and Marketing.

Keiry Fernandez took 1st Place in Business Ethics and 1st Place in Cost Accounting.

Brian Martinez took 1st Place in Cyber Security, 2nd Place in Organizational Behavior and Leadership, 3rd Place in Business Communications, and 4th Place in Information Management.

Manuel Medina took 1st Place in Programming Concepts, 2nd in Place Computer Concepts, and 4th Place in Personal Finance.

Jasmine Puebla took 1st Place in Microeconomics and 2nd Place in Accounting for Professionals.

Jayden Valdez took 1st Place in Computer Concepts and 1st Place in Networking Concepts.

The team of Thomas Boyd and Madison Reed took 1st Place in Business Law.


This historic conference left members, advisors, and supporters feeling a sense of normalcy during such a challenging year.

PBL Advisor Sara Hitch stated, “These seven students excelled this year in very challenging conditions. Last year, students were able to complete their exams on campus, but this year, students had to take the initiative to complete these events on their own time. The national theme this year is Aspire, and these students have definitely shown their willingness to do just that!”

“I’d also like to acknowledge the faculty of the College of Business and Technology. It’s the time and effort that they take in all of their classes that sets these students up for success.”

Congratulations to the PBL members for a successful conference from all your supporters at OPSU.

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