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KCC Business Club Sends Members to National Competition

5/17/2011
A Klamath Community College student business club is sending five members to the 2011 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL.
 
KCC Business Club Sends Members to National Competition
 
A Klamath Community College student business club is sending five members to the 2011 National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. Ten members of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) participated in the State Leadership Conference and Competition in April, competing in a variety of events related to accounting, marketing, computer applications and human resources. All ten qualified for the national competition, but only five will be able to make the trip.

Phi Beta Lambda is the college-level version of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), a business club that is active in many area high schools. The PBL club at KCC formed in September 2010. Advisors for the club are Business and Management Department Chair Linda Davenport and faculty member Kathy Hewitt. Davenport is excited about the new club and the opportunity it gives Klamath Community College to reach out to high school students already involved in FBLA, “PBL makes brilliant sense for us since it gives us opportunities to work closely with the incredible business clubs and programs in our local high schools,” she said.

Planning to make the trip to the June 23 – 26 National Leadership Conference are Kristin Dittmeyer, Beverly Haugen, Dean Kiser, Cheri Stewart and Monica Swearingen. Fundraising efforts in support of the trip are underway and include an all-you-can-eat breakfast at Applebee’s restaurant Saturday, June 4. Applebee’s, which normally does not serve breakfast, is opening at 8:00 a.m. for the event. Tickets must be purchased in advance (a limited number may be available at the door) and cost $10 each. The breakfast will include unlimited pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee. To purchase tickets to the breakfast, contact Cheri Stewart at 541-281-9805 or by email at cheristewart@ymail.com.

Phi Beta Lambda members include Kristin Dittmeyer, Rob Emary, Eduardo Farias, Beverly Haugen, Dustin Howell, Jessica Howell, Dean Kiser, Cheri Stewart, Monica Swearingen and Derald Watkins.
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