MCC students gain national honors at PBL national conference

MCC Students
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Four McCook Community College students recently found out they placed in the top 10 in the nation in academic competitions as part of the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.


Like last year's conference, it was held virtually and the students took exams scheduled on-line times for specific events and submissions. This year MCC students entered eight events/competitions and placed in the top 10 in six of those. MCC students competed against students at two and four-year colleges and universities.

 "I'm so proud of our students. They really worked hard all year," said Lorrie Mowry PBL Co-Advisor. "This has been a great group – always ready to do something and eager to take on any project. Their performance at NLC was outstanding."

Autumn Miller placed third in Social Media Challenge and fifth in Business Presentation.

Deanne Crocker and Kyle Kinne placed fourth in Digital Media and also placed sixth in Desktop Publishing.

Sunnie Stephens placed fifth in Desktop Publishing and 10th in Accounting Principles.

This year's SLC included Zoom presentations including the keynote by Rob Fauver, Senior Associate University Talent Acquisition at Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG). Other presenters included: Jessica Blazer, audit partner with KPMG, who is actively involved in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives; and Jorge Lopez, Advisory Associate working as a CIO Consultant; and Brandon Mitchell, a data-driven innovator who recently raised $1.2 million to run a grassroots internal startup called Sprout.