LITTLE ROCK—Fourteen South Arkansas Community College students qualified for national competition in the 2010 Arkansas Phi Beta Lambda Spring Leadership Conference here earlier this month.
Additionally SouthArk’s Marla Benson was named the Arkansas PBL Member of the Year.
The Sigma Epsilon Chapter won a Gold sweepstakes award. Individual first-place finishers among the many entries from the chapter were Pam Hilliard (client service), Noah Moses (computer concepts), Bobby Freeman (networking concepts, cyber security), Jordan Hanson (justice administration), Jennie Harris (annual business report), LaSandra Malone (administrative services), Kevin McKinlay, (business math), Traci Owen (computerized accounting, medical transcription) and Benson (machine transcription). The team of Moses and Jasmine Harris took first in network design, and the team of Benson and Kayla Whatley was first in desktop publishing.
Individual second-place finishers were Owen (business math), Bobbie Smith (computer applications), Moses (computer operation systems), Benson (computerized accounting), Cathy Lewis (machine transcription), Lisa Sipes (medical transcription), Dexter Lawrence (networking concepts, telecommunications), Serena Cannon (scrabook), Barbara Hill (administrative services) and McKinlay (statistical analysis). The team of Whatley and Hannah Colvin took second in Web site development and the team of Jennie Harris and Sarah Smith was second in desktop publishing.
Individual third-place finishers were Ashley Brown (business math), Sipes (business English), Natalie Harris (computerized accounting), Kelly Jones (machine transcription), Sarah Smith (medical transcription), McKinlay (microeconomics), Jasmine Harris (network design, network concepts), Daniel Tom (project management, information management), Bobbie Smith (statistical anaylsis) and Tyler Brown (word processing). The team of Benson and Sarah Smith finished third in community service and the team of Colvin and Brittany Jerry Thurlkill took third in desktop publishing.
Individual fourth-place finishers were Justin McAlphin (administrative services), Turlkill (business English, project management), Sherry Briggs (computer concepts) and Jennie Harris (fact test). The team of Jay Henard and Lauren Jennings was fourth in emerging business issues.
Individual fifth-place finishers were Freeman (advertising), Jennie Harris (business communications) and Ashley Brown (statistical analysis).
Benson, Moses, Tyler Brown and Sarah Smith all also were recognized as Who’s Who in PBL.
The PBL 2010 National Leadership Conference is set for July 9-12 in Nashville, Tenn.