WCU Students Excell at NC Leadership Conference

Western Carolina University students placed in six competitive events at the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity’s State Leadership Conference held recently in Raleigh.

Delegations from thirty-four colleges and universities from around the state participated in leadership seminars and competed in team and individual events in areas of business knowledge. In team competition, sophomore management major Kim Allen of Asheville and junior business administration and law major Mitzi Myers of Murphy finished fourth place in the American Enterprise Project. The American Enterprise Project aims to increase understanding of and support for the American enterprise system by developing an information program.

In the Business Law competition, a written examination, sophomore business administration and law major Jennifer Stalcup of Andrews finished fourth, and senior communications and political science major Jonathan Rowe finished third. WCU’s chapter website finished eighth.

The team of Kim Allen, Jennifer Stalcup, and senior finance and accounting major Amber Head of Highland Park, Illinois, finished fourth for their presentation of the chapter’s community service project. Senior communications major Andrew Patrick of Charlotte and Jonathan Rowe finished fourth in the Partnership with Business Project. The WCU chapter won one of six Gold Seal Chapter Awards given statewide.

Professors Jennie L. Hunter, head and associate professor of business computer information systems, and Robert F. Mulligan, visiting assistant professor of economics, finance, and international business, chaperoned the WCU chapter of Phi Beta Lambda to compete in the conference.

Phi Beta Lambda, the college-level branch of Future Business Leaders of America, is a national organization to promote educational and leadership opportunity for business students at the post-secondary level.