PBL State Leadership Conference

Apr 12, 2024

Natasha Eidson

OPSU Panhandle Business Leaders Secure 12 State Championships at State Leadership Conference

The Oklahoma Panhandle State University Panhandle Business Leaders (PBL) traveled to the Future Business Leaders of America-Collegiate State Leadership Conference (SLC) hosted on UCO’s campus in Edmond, OK. They secured 12 State Championships and 6 State Runner-Ups. The seven collegiate competitors from OPSU were Carlos Flores, Senior, Texhoma, OK; Hunter Harris, Senior, Guymon, OK; Julie Johnson, Senior, Guymon, OK; Madison Galvin, Sophomore, Guymon, OK; Daniel Byers, Senior, Panhandle, TX; Ryan Sinclair, Senior, Elkhart, KS; Salma Ramirez, Junior, Guymon, OK.

OPSU PBL State Competition Results:
Foundations of Communication – 1st Madison Galvin
Foundations of Communication – 2nd Ryan Sinclair
Foundations of Computer Science – 1st Julie Johnson
Foundations of Computer Science – 2nd Alan Anchondo
Foundations of Computer Science – 4th Daniel Byers
Foundations of Economics – 1st Alan Anchondo
Foundations of Management – 4th Place Julie
Foundations of Marketing – 1st Julie Johnson
Foundations of Marketing – 2nd Ryan Sinclair
Foundations of Selling – 3rd Ryan Sinclair
Foundations of Technology – 1st Hunter Harris
Foundations of Technology – 2nd Alan Anchondo
Foundations of Technology – 3rd Julie Johnson
Foundations of Technology – 4th Daniel Byers
Future Business Educator – 1st Madison Galvin
Future Business Executive – 1st Carlos Flores
Job Interview – 1st Carlos Flores
Organizational Behavior & Leadership – 4th Carlos Flores
Parliamentary Procedure – 1st Alan Anchondo
Parliamentary Procedure – 2nd Daniel Byers
Project Management – 1st Madison Galvin
Project Management – 2nd Alan Anchondo
State of Chapter Presentation – 1st Hunter, Ryan, Madison
Technology and Computer Science Case Study – 1st Ryan, Hunter
Student Hunter Harris commented, “State Leadership Conference has been an amazing opportunity to showcase our dedication to our field of study. This was my third SLC, and I always love the competition. Coming home with 10+ State Championships every year showcases the success that is formed in Carter Hall. Every PBL member is excited to compete at Nationals in Orlando, FL, this summer. We hope to add to the impressive number of top-10 finishes competing with much larger colleges and, most importantly, beating them.”

Student Carlos Flores stated, “FBLA has been a platform for me to grow professionally and learn from others. At SLC, we were able to perform with our talents and skills, and we are proudly representing OPSU. To see our successes is beyond gratifying and rewarding for the work that is put in day in and day out.”

Amanda Beasley, Interim Dean of the College of Business and Technology, stated, “When I accompanied this group of students to Edmond, I was fortunate enough to witness the confidence and pride this competition instills in them. I am very proud of their results and am excited to see what they accomplish at the National Competition.”

Panhandle Business leaders are excited about their 2024 state results, continuing the excellence. They will attend the National Leadership Conference (NLC) hosted in Orlando, Florida, June 24-27, 2024.

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