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Neligh native Hunter Bergman was among a number of business students at Northeast Community College to qualify for the National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Conference this summer.
“Many of our competitors will be moving on to the National Leadership Conference in Baltimore this June,” said Angie Shaffer, business instructor, and Northeast PBL Club advisor.
The team competed against many four-year schools including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Midland University, Chadron State College, Peru State College and Doane University. Other two-year colleges at the conference included McCook Community College, North Platte Community College and Southeast Community College.
Phi Beta Lambda focuses on developing leadership, communication and team skills in its members as well as giving members an opportunity to meet and network with other PBL members at the local, state and national levels. PBL places an emphasis on helping students transition to the business world. There are approximately 11,000 PBL members on college campuses across the country.
Students placing first and second at the conference automatically qualify to compete at PBL’s National Leadership Conference, June 23-26, in Baltimore.
Bergman placed 2nd in Community Service Project, 4th in Future Business Executive, 2nd in Social Media Campaign, 6th in Job Interview, 4th in Website Design, and was elected as the 2018-19 State Vice President of Technology. He was also named to Who's Who in Nebraska PBL.
Other Northeast students who received awards during the Nebraska Leadership Conference and Business Competition include:
Accounting Principles – Jack Tyson, Carroll, 4th;
Business Ethics - Tyson and Chelsea Wortmann, Crofton, 3rd;
Business Presentation – Wortmann, Shanae Baker, Petersburg, and Shayla Kramer, Norfolk, 2nd;
Community Service Project - Baker, Kramer and Hunter Bergman, Neligh, 2nd;
Computer Concepts - Jesse Wiseman, Norfolk, 2nd; Shawn French, Norfolk, 4th; Holden Gabel, Osceola, 7th; and Ramon Bustamante, Burwell, 8th;
Contemporary Sports Issues - Zaine Gallagher, Norfolk, 4th;
Cyber Security – Wiseman, 1st; French, 2nd; Christopher Ellenberger, Osmond, 3rd; Gabel, 5th; and Koby Lammers, Hartington, 8th;
Desktop Publishing - Bergman and Emily Gonnella, Dawson, 4th;
Future Business Executive - Bergman, 4th;
Job Interview – Bergman, 6th;
Management Analysis and Decision Making - Baker and Wortmann, 2nd;
Marketing Concepts – Gonnella, 5th; and Kramer, 8th;
Networking Concepts – Wiseman, 1st; French, 3rd; and Bustamante, 7th;
Social Media Campaign – Baker, Bergman, and Gallagher, 2nd;
Statistical Analysis – Gallagher, 4th;
Website Design – Bergman and Gonnela, 4th;
Maria Juan, of Madison, also competed for Northeast at the event.