Eleven students from Loras College qualified to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California on June 22-25, 2013. All the students competed in two events with top ten finishers in four events.
To qualify to attend the national conference, students competed at the state level in April and moved on if they placed first or second in their event. 23 members of Loras’ chapter of Phi Beta Lambda competed at the state conference, with eleven students moving on to compete with students from all around the country.
Students can choose from more than 50 events representing a wide range of activities in business and leadership. Loras Top Ten finishers who earned All-American Status include: Mike Rubel
(’13) and Cassie Crabill
(’13) with a fourth place finish in Accounting Analysis and Decision-Making. The team of Catherine Bethke
(’13) and Brian Kinney
(’13) placed sixth in the Integrated Marketing Campaign competition. Bethke also took seventh place in the Client Service event and Kinney placed ninth in Retail Management.
Loras Phi Beta Lambda advisor Matthew Keyes stated, “The national leadership conference is an amazing opportunity for Loras students to compete and network with over 2,400 business students from around the country. All four seniors who attended placed in the top ten in the nation in at least one of their events, confirming Loras students are some of the best in the country.”
The remaining seven members who qualified and participated at the national conference include Nick Czeshinski
(’14) (Dubuque, Iowa), Danielle Koos
(’14) (La Motte, Iowa), Dan Gambal
(’14) (West Dundee, Ill.), Claira Seiverding
(’15) (Bellevue, Iowa), Tim Nass
(’16) (Bellevue, Iowa), Tyler Schaefer
(’15) (Platteville, Wis.), Matt Lane
(’16) (Maquoketa, Iowa).