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Delta State Students Earn High Marks at State Phi Beta Lambda Competition

L to R: 1st row – Synethia Mathews, Jasmine Evans; 2nd row – Ciara Thompson, Jordan Drayton, Alexis Rover, Tamarcus Hemphill; 3rd row – Eli Inman, Davontre Henderson, Todd Moore, Zane Samuel, Peyton Chambers; 4th row – Malik Fulton, Zak Bozeman, and adviser Dr. Tomeka Harbin.


Once again, Delta State University Phi Beta Lambda Chapter showed itself strong at the State Phi Beta Lambda Competition Feb. 26-27, in Columbus, MS, at the Mississippi University for Women. DSU students competed with approximately 125 students from across the state. Fourteen different colleges and universities represented at the state competition.

Delta State had several students rank in the competition, with the 1st & 2nd place winners advancing to the nationals June 24-27 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Peyton Chambers, finance major: financial concepts 1st place & financial services 1st place

Jordan Drayton, CIS major: management concepts 2nd place & marketing concepts 4th place

Zac Bozeman, management major: sports management & marketing 1st place & organizational behavior and leadership 1st place

Ciara Thompson, healthcare administration major: management concepts 4th Place & marketing concepts

Tamarcus Hemphill, accounting major: accounting principles & macroeconomics

Synethia Mathews, CIS & marketing major: retail management 1st place & business presentation 2nd place

Alexis Rover, elementary education major, emerging business issues 1st place & impromptu speaking 3rd place

Jasmine Evans, psychology major, business presentation 2nd place & public speaking 2nd place

Davontre Henderson, sports management major: emerging business issues 1st place & job interview

Eli Inman, CIS & English major: cyber security 4th place & computer concepts

Malik Fulton, accounting major: accounting principles 3rd place & organizational behavior & leadership 3rd place

Zane Samuel, sports management major: contemporary sports issues 1st place & sports management & marketing 2nd place

Todd Moore, art major, sales presentation 2nd place & public speaking

“Please help me congratulate these awesome students for their accomplishments,” said Dr. Tomeka Harbin, PBL adviser at Delta State and chair and associate professor of management.

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

“Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world,” according to its website. “Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.”