11 UNA business students are national finalists in Chicago competition

Eleven UNA business students were named national finalists at the Phi Beta Lambda conference in Chicago on Tuesday, June 26.  

Colene Burns, of Warrior, received ninth place in the Economic Concepts competition.

Sherry Cuzzort, of Florence, received first place in Justice Administration and eighth place in Economic Analysis and Decision Making.

Joe McCollister, of Florence, received sixth place in the Statistical Analysis competition.

Sammi Jo McConnell, of Athens, received ninth place in the Future Business Teacher competition.

Kristen Patt, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., received ninth place in Marketing Concepts.

A team of students including James Fakunle, of Florence; Rufus Ingram, of Florence; Ashley White, of Florence; and Sammi Jo McConnell received tenth place in the Parliamentary Procedures competition.

A team of Phi Beta Lambda officers, including Joe McCollister, president; Agenda Overton, of Waynesboro, Tenn., vice president; Heather Dutton, of Florence, treasurer; and Lauren Jett, of Pinson, secretary, received tenth place in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report competition.

In addition, Phi Beta Lambda advisor Donna Yancey, associate professor of marketing at UNA, presented a successful leadership workshop for advisers of Phi Lambda from all over the United States.

Faculty advisors of Phi Beta Lambda at UNA are Yancey; Natasha Lindsey, instructor in marketing; and Joan Parris, associate professor of computer information systems.