Arkansas State FBLA Chapter Shines at National Leadership Conference, Retains Title as Nation’s Largest Chapter

Source: AState

JONESBORO, Ark. — Arkansas State University’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently attended the National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Atlanta, with 16 students recognized for their excellence.

The students, nine of whom attended the NLC for the first time, returned with awards from 14 competitions. Additionally, the chapter was named the largest in the nation for the seventh consecutive year.

Among the winners was senior agricultural business major Rachel Davis, of Mammoth Spring, who took third place in organizational behavior and leadership and ninth in management concepts. Marketing and supply-chain management double-major Korwin Johnson and agricultural business major Noah Roark, both from Walnut Ridge, secured ninth place in business decision-making.

Tyrell Andrews, a recent master’s graduate in political science from Marked Tree, and Jonesboro’s Rachel Washam, an environmental science doctoral student, won ninth place in hospitality management. Business administration and business economics double major Megan Gray, from Maumelle, came fourth in macroeconomics. Gray and Haley Brazel, an exercise science major from Cape Girardeau, Mo., achieved third place in website design.

Marketing graduate Roxana Flores and business administration major Cindy Gomez, both of Jonesboro, won eighth place in marketing concepts and fifth in the integrated marketing campaign category, respectively. In the state of chapter category, business administration graduate student Hailey Hawkins, of Cabot, won fifth place.

Hawkins, finance major Emily Pillow of Marmaduke, and accounting major Nicholas Orr of Ellington, Mo., earned fifth place in emerging business issues. Hawkins also won fifth place in human resource management with finance major Jasmine Tran of Paragould, and accounting major Lindsey Kate Storey of Benton.

Caiden Chadwick, a computer science major from Oil Trough, won fourth place in programming concepts, while Austin Murray, an economics, finance, and business administration triple major from Jonesboro, secured seventh place in the community service project category. In business ethics, Storey, Chadwick, and Murray won seventh place.

For more details and photos from the Atlanta trip, visit the social media pages of the A-State FBLA Chapter or the Neil Griffin College of Business.

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