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NKU's PBL Chapter

April 19, 2018– Northern Kentucky University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) received 18 awards at the 2018 PBL State Leadership Conference at the University of Kentucky earlier this month.

The Haile/US Bank College of Business Phi Beta Lambda chapter has the mission of bring business and education together through innovative leadership and career development programs. PBL is open to any student who is interested in building their professional skills.

The PBL State Leadership Conference provides college students with the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills and to compete academically against students throughout Kentucky by taking examinations and giving presentations in multiple business related disciplines.

Approximately 150 PBL members from across Kentucky took part in the leadership conference. Members were able to compete in more than 50 events. NKU award recipients included:

1st Place Finishes
-Korbin Florer:  Sales Presentation

-Taylor Gagne:  Contemporary Sports Issues, Sport Management & Marketing

-Trevor Kahmann:  Accounting Principles, Statistical Analysis

-Katie Mitchell:  Impromptu Speaking, Public Speaking

-Alex Katz and Todd Trifonov: Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

-Korbin Florer and Hailey Wiggins:  Small Business Management Plan

-Tracey Sigler:  Outstanding Chapter Advisor

2nd Place Finishes
-Emily Kuderer:  Financial Concepts

-Tiffany Griffin: Organizational Behavior and Leadership

-Madison Kalb:  Sport Management & Marketing

-Todd Trifonov:  Sales Presentation

-Jiyoung Oh:  Integrated Marketing Campaign

3rd Place Finishes
-Madison Kalb:  Contemporary Sports Issues

-Tiffany Griffin: Management Concepts

-Alex Katz:  Marketing Concepts

-Brandon Thomas:  Business Presentation

PBL members who placed in events at the state level this year are eligible to attend the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June. At the national conference, state winners will work as a team to represent Kentucky while competing in their winning events against other PBL students from across the United States.

NKU PBL meetings are every other Wednesday in BC 251. Visit the group’s Facebook page for more information.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit