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Jul 09
MCC brings home six national Top 10 awards

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MCC brings home six national Top 10 awards  

McCook Community College students were once again among the tops in the nation bringing home five top 10 awards recently at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio June 24-27

MCC had six students participate at nationals and made the finals or placed in the top 10 nationally in seven of 11 events.

MCC's Brigham Larington (McCook) and Preston Parry (Fort Belvior, Va.) teamed up to bring home a first place award in Desktop Publishing. Parry also finished third in Computer Animation and Larington finished sixth.

Mary Osborne (St. George, Utah) placed fifth in Desktop Publishing and also competed in Website Design.

Kylia Johnson (Yoder, Colo.) placed sixth in Small Business Management Plan and competed in Personal Finance.

Kaleb Gillen (McCook) was one of 14 students to make the national finals in Sales Presentations.

Lili Belton (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) competed in Organizational Behavior and Leadership and in Sports Management and Marketing

The MCC chapter was recognized as an Outstanding Local Chapter Nationally and in the Mountain Plains Region, MCC PBL was recognized as the second largest local chapter in the Professional Division.

More than 1,300 participants from four-year and two-year colleges and universities participated in 60 business and business-related competitive events as well as enhancing their skills and expanding their networks.

Overall, Nebraska finished fourth among the 35 states competing with 46 top 10 finishes.

D.J. Hardwick (Benkelman) of the University of Nebraska-Kearney was elected to serve as the Mountain Plains Vice President for 2019-2020. McCook's Dawson Brunswick who attends Chadron, received the Who's Who in Phi Beta Lambda award and was on teams that earned a fifth-place award in Network Design and ninth in Strategic Analysis and Decision Making.

Students from 10 Nebraska colleges and Universities competed in the event including: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Midland University, Doane University, Chadron State College, Peru State College, York College, Northeast Community College and MCC.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501©3 education association with a quarter million members and advisors in more than 6,500 middle school, high school, and chapters worldwide.

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​