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WKCTC Students Bring Home Top Honors

Eleven West Kentucky Community and Technical College students recently won a total of 15 state awards during the 2013 Phi Beta Lambda State Conference held for the first time on the WKCTC campus.

Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit educational association of post secondary students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.More than 115 students and advisors from colleges and universities across the state attended the conference that was held in the Emerging Technology Center April 13.

Being a member of Phi Beta Lambda and participating in the conference allows our students to better develop their skills in their respective fields, said WKCTC Professor Tiffinee Morgan. It also enabled them to network with other college students and business professionals from across the state. They will now have the opportunity to compete at the national level and receive accolades from a nationally recognized organization.

WKCTC students who were honored were:

  • Tony Ellegoodof Paducah--1st place in networking concepts and 2nd place in computer concepts
  • Kevin Quinn of Grand Rivers--1st place in computer concepts and 1st place in database design
  • Carol Hoffman of Paducah--3rd place in computer applications
  • Caitlyn Aitken of Paducah--1st place in economic analysis and decision-making and 2nd place in statistical analysis
  • Kristen Tenorio of Paducah--1st place in management concepts and 3rd place in financial concepts
  • Arielle Tullar of Kuttawa--1st place in future business executive and 2nd place in retail management
  • Ashley Keen of Graves County--1st place in public speaking
  • Ashley Keen and Cody Legens, both of Graves County --1st place in marketing analysis and decision making
  • Patsy Pierce and Hannah Carroll, both from Paducah--3rd place in integrated marketing campaign
  • Nancy Parish of Paducah--2nd Place in word processing

In addition, WKCTCs chapter of PBL was honored for being the third largest in the state and Patsy Pierce, a WKCTC student, was elected as state PBL secretary for the next year.

Eleven of WKCTCs PBL members are now eligible to represent the college and state of Kentucky at the national competition to be held later this summer in Anaheim, CA.