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GSC Students Compete at State Leadership Conference

For Immediate Release: May 4, 2012

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6391

Glenville, WV – Twelve Glenville State College business students represented GSC at the FBLA-PBL State Leadership Conference held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia (Monongalia County) on March 26th and 27th. At the conference, members of the GSC chapter of PBL (Phi Beta Lambda) competed in business related competitions, attended workshops, voted for state officers, and networked with business professionals.

(L-R) Devon Maher, GSC Professor of Business Education Dr. Sherry Jones, Robert Woods, Tammy Dobbins-Wolfe, Matthew Thompson, Kayla Miller-Roop, Andrew Metheney, Stephany Harper, Lisa Riffle, Justin Brown, GSC Instructor of Accounting/PBL Advisor Rebecca Swisher, and Troy Stevens.

PBL is the collegiate partner to FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), which is a nonprofit education association that prepares students for careers in business and business related fields.  The organization’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The GSC chapter of PBL was originally founded in 1979 and was reorganized in February of 2012 after a more than five-year hiatus.

“I am extremely thrilled that within a five week period students organized the chapter as well as prepared for and participated in competitions and workshops. The group represented GSC very well thanks to support from the entire GSC Business Department. I am truly blessed to work with such great faculty and amazing students,” said GSC Instructor of Accounting Rebecca Swisher, who is the GSC PBL advisor.

The team comprised of Stephany Harper (a senior Accounting and Management major from Little Birch, West Virginia in Braxton County), Kayla Miller-Roop (a senior Accounting and Marketing major with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Mount Zion, West Virginia in Calhoun County), and Robert Woods (a senior Accounting and Management major with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Summersville, West Virginia in Nicholas County) won first place in Accounting Analysis and Decision Making.

Kyle Warner (a senior Accounting and Management major from Gassaway, West Virginia in Braxton County) won second place in Accounting Principles.

Justin Brown (a senior Accounting, Marketing, and Management major with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Glenville, West Virginia in Gilmer County) won second place in Marketing Concepts.

Lisa Riffle (a senior Business Education major from Exchange, West Virginia in Braxton County) won third place in Word Processing.

Devon Maher (a junior Marketing Major with a minor in Information and Media Studies from Augusta, West Virginia in Hampshire County) won third place in Public Speaking.

Stephany Harper (a senior Accounting and Management major from Little Birch, West Virginia in Braxton County) won third place in Retail Concepts.

Other students who attended the conference were Matthew Thompson (a senior Marketing major with minors in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from St. Albans, West Virginia in Kanawha County),  Tammy Dobbins-Wolfe (a senior Business Education major from Procious, West Virginia in Clay County), Andrew Metheney (a senior Accounting and Management major from Grantsville, West Virginia in Calhoun County), and Troy Stevens (a sophomore Computer and Information Systems major from Spencer, West Virginia in Roane County).

The first and second place winners are eligible to compete in the 2012 FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference being held June 24th through 27th in San Antonio, Texas. “Having recently reorganized, GSC-PBL members are starting from scratch on fundraising efforts to attend the national event. Any donations we receive would help tremendously,” added Swisher.

If you wish to donate to GSC-PBL or would like more information, contact Swisher at Rebecca.Swisher@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6259.

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