Morgan Peabody receives award at Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference
Thirty-six Peru State College students competed in the 2017-18 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference. Peru State’s PBL chapter earned 96 top-eight awards, including 16 first place finishes this year and four chapter awards.
Morgan Peabody of Morrill took eighth place in the Networking Concepts event.
The top two places in production or performance events or top three places in objective tests in each event are automatically eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland this June. At this time, 24 Peru State students have automatically qualified for the national competition.
Students can compete in only two events at nationals, and since Peru State has several students who will have options, other students may move up in the standings as participants decide which events they will enter.
The Peru State College PBL chapter was again recognized with a Gold Level Excellence Award. Gold Level Excellence is the highest level possible and shows that the chapter contributed to regional and national conferences, PBL public relations, community service, and fundraising. Peru State was similarly recognized in 2016 and 2017.
Peru State College was also recognized for having the largest membership of the four-year colleges. Peru State has 42 chapter members. Last year Peru State had the second largest chapter.
Peru State College was recognized with the Overall Excellence Award in Business Partnerships. The Overall Excellence Award in Business Partnerships recognizes the top fundraising efforts of a local chapter to support the State Leadership Conference.
Finally, Peru State College was recognized with the Overall Excellence Award for Four-Year Colleges. The Overall Excellence Award is given to the top chapter in the state on the basis of all its activities, including participation in the most state-sponsored activities.