A group of PBL (Professional Business Leader) students from Midland University brought back materials from the Nebraska PBL State Leadership Conference April 10-11 in Kearney.
The students participated in several events with other PBL members from institutions across the state. The competitive events covered a wide range of business-related topics and included objective exams and performance and production events.
Six students from Midland participated and each won at least a top five. All six students have qualified for the PBL National Leadership Conference, to be held June 24-27 in Chicago. “I am so proud of our business students at Midland University,” said Rita Bristol, associate professor of business at Midland and PBL advisor. “I would like to thank all the business professors for their impact in preparing our students for this type of competition. I am confident that they will perform well at the next level.
Bridget Praest and Riley Herring teamed up for two top spots. The duo took the top spot in marketing analysis and decision making as well as desktop publishing. Individually, Herring placed first in the Public Speaking and Small Business Management Plan. Herring was also elected vice president of communications for the Nebraska PBL state officer for the 2022-2023 school year.
Scott Tatum took second place in Hotel Management and Sales Presentation, while Piper Rasmussen finished second in Insurance Concepts. Kayla Flanigan finished third in Project Management and fourth in Networking Concepts, while Burt Brandt finished fifth in Networking Concepts.
The entire Midland team has received the Gold Level PBL Excellence Award.