LCC PBL Places at National Conference

June 30, 2022


Taylore Hudgins, Cathy Kibler, Braden Hale

Labette Community College Recognized with Top Honors 
at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Parsons, KS- Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) today announced the winners for the 2022 National Leadership Conference (NLC), an in-person event that convened over 1000 collegiate level students through competition, leadership sessions, and networking.

The NLC featured the FBLA-PBL National Awards Program (NAP), also known as competitive events, which recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. The NLC featured 60 plus events at the collegiate level. The PBL competitive events prepare college students for the workforce by expanding their classroom experience with real-world scenarios. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking. NLC also featured the elections of national officers during which time delegates from across the country elected six PBL division officers.

Taylore Hudgins from Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas, received national recognition in the PBL Awards ceremony on June 27.  Hudgins competed in Impromptu Speaking finishing in First place, becoming a National Champion.  Also representing LCC at NLC was Braden Hale.

“I am so very proud of my students! They put forth their best efforts, attended several leadership workshops to hone their skills and increase their networks and competed against the top students in the nation.  They deserve to be recognized for their outstanding efforts at the National PBL Conference.  These students represented LCC and the state of Kansas extremely well and I look forward to seeing them become Future Business Leaders” said Cathy Kibler, Advisor.

About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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