KCC Student Places at National Business Competition
Five Klamath Community College students joined top collegiate members of Future Business Leaders of America at the annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference this summer, with one member of KCC’s PBL business club placing in the Retail Management competition at the conference.
This was the inaugural year for KCC’s PBL club and Oregon FBLA-PBL State Advisor Mike Oechsner said to place among the nation’s best business students in its first-ever national competition is an amazing achievement. “We are honored that Klamath Community College PBL represented Oregon at the National Leadership Conference,” he said. “Only the top 1 percent of college students have that opportunity and KCC showed that it can compete with the best.”
Klamath Community College’s Cheri Stewart placed 8th in the Retail Management competition. Other KCC PBL members that attended the National Leadership Conference include Kristin Dittmeyer, Beverly Haugen, Dean Kiser and Monica Swearingen. Members who did not attend the national competition include Rob Emary, Eduardo Farias, Dustin Howell, Jessica Howell and Derald Watkins.
The KCC PBL club and its faculty advisors, Linda Davenport and Kathy Hewitt, would like to thank all who supported the club during its inaugural year. Special appreciation goes to the Klamath Falls Applebee’s, which allowed the club to hold a fundraiser breakfast at the restaurant during which money was raised to send students to the national competition as well as Papa Murphy’s, which proved discount cards for PBL members to sell as a fundraiser. The club would also like to recognize the Associated Students of Klamath Community College, Columbia Forest Products and Bogatay’s Tuxedo Rental and Sales, which provided formal attire for the state conference in the spring.