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Evangel student excels at PBL National Leadership Conference

Published on Jul 6, 2015 by Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — Spring 2015 graduate Grace LaPoint completed her Evangel University academic experience at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Ill., June 24-27.

LaPoint placed second in the nation in the Integrated Marketing Campaign competition.

PBL is the college division of Future Business Leaders of America. Nearly 1,800 college students from across the country competed in the PBL Leadership Conference.

“This is a formal presentation before a panel of judges,” said Bernie Dana, chair of the Department of Business.  “This accomplishment reflects Grace’s commitment to preparation and her ability to communicate well.”

Grace graduated in May with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

LaPoint is from Greenbank, Wash., and is the daughter of Mary Martinez-LaPoint.

FBLA-PBL Competitive Events Program

FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students.

FBLA-PBL’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.

For more information, contact Bernie Dana at or call (417) 865-2811 ext. 8116.