Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — May 25, 2021 —Barton College was well represented at the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (NC PBL) State Leadership Conference held earlier this spring. Ten Barton chapter members placed in 19 of the competitive events during the conference, and eight Barton students will represent the College at the national level this summer.  

First Place honors were awarded to Barton’s Owen Dick of Toronto, Canada, in Sports Management and Marketing, Denning Hudson of Wilson in Contemporary Sports Issues as well as Statistical Analysis, Holly Johnson of Wilson in Organizational Behavior and Leadership, and Alex Kelly of Newport News, Va., in Management Concepts. 

Second Place honors went to Grace Browning of Selma in Project Management, Dick in Contemporary Sports Issues, Johnson in Entrepreneurial Concepts, and Kelly in Sports Management and Marketing. 

Cynthia Green of Wilson placed third in Information Management, as did Jazel Mendoza of Virginia Beach, Va., in Personal Finance, and Kaity Lynch Pearson of Wilson in Insurance Concepts. 

Amy Gutierrez-Luviano of Sims placed fourth in Computer Concepts, and Green and Pearson placed fifth in Management Concepts and Marketing Concepts, respectively.  

Browning placed sixth in Retail Management, and Oliva Rivera of Wilson also placed sixth in Accounting Principles. 

Gutierrez-Luviano placed seventh in Retail Management, and Rivera added seventh place in Organizational Behavior and Leadership to her recognitions.  

Johnson also was inducted into Who’s Who in North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda. 

In addition to receiving the NCPBL Gold Seal Chapter Award and being recognized as a Gold Star Chapter, the Gamma Gamma Chapter at Barton was recognized with The Legacy Leadership Award. The chapter also received first place honors in the Eastern Region for the Largest Local Chapter Membership and placed third as the North Carolina Professional Division Foundation Chapter of the Year. 

Barton was recognized with the largest student participation in virtual competitive events, eastern region, and chapter participation in virtual competitive events, eastern region. Barton was also recognized for meeting state goals for the NCPBL Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund contribution, maintaining or exceeding local chapter membership (as compared to previous year), and making contributions to the NCPBL Foundation, Inc. 

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