Monday, November 27, 2017
Crowder FBLA students attend leadership conference in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO, November 27, 2017– Crowder College students were among over 800 Missouri middle, high, and college students attended the 2017 Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Fall Leadership Conference in St. Louis November 10-11. The National Fall Leadership Conference is the premier leadership opportunity for America’s business students each fall. In total, nearly 2,400 members traveled from across the country to the Show-Me State for two days of leadership development and career planning.
At NFLC, members toured businesses like Edward Jones and Peabody Electric, both headquartered in St. Louis. Workshops from industry leaders expanded horizons of many students, with presenters from MBA Research and even ABC TV personality Val Baldwin. Exclusive tracks were also available for students who were new to FBLA-PBL, providing them with a chance to learn leadership essentials.
Two general session keynotes rounded out the conference, with speakers Rhett Laubach and Scott Backovich. The sessions were led by Phi Beta Lambda National President Kimberly Clark, a senior at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. FBLA North Central Region Vice President Ryan Siegel, a senior at Otterville High School in Otterville, Mo., assisted in leading the sessions. Missouri was awarded largest FBLA (high school) chapter in attendance and largest PBL (college) chapter in attendance.
(Photo L-R: Tomuo Michael, Ana Elvia Sanchez Rosales, Oscar Fernando Escobedo Carranza, Kazandra Martinez, Angelia Swain, Valerie Boswell, Erin Buss, Matt Brumback. Kneeling in front: Callah Riff)