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Phi Beta Lambda Plans Candle Sale

Johnathan Bradley

Danielle Thomas
Staff Writer

   Phi Beta Lambda, a business club at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, met Oct. 6 for the second time this semester.

    PBL currently has 15 members.

    "I'm surprised I got voted president because I'm new to this,"
Johnathan Bradley said. "We've got a lot of new people in here, so we're learning as we go."

    Dennis Patterson, associate professor of management in the school of Business, will be the PBL adviser for a second year. Patterson said he likes for PBL to be a student-run organization.

    "I leave the plans up to the members, but I would like to see them raise enough funds to send one or two officers to compete at nationals," Patterson said.

    The only fundraiser currently being held by PBL is selling candles. PBL holds fundraisers to raise money for trips, to send one of two officers to the National Leadership Conference in the summer, and for charities they support such as the March of Dimes.

    PBL members plan to set up a table at the Gibson University Center to help their candle sales. The deadline to purchase candles from a PBL member will be Nov. 17. The candles will be distributed on Dec. 1.

    PBL members are looking to take an educational trip to Chicago, Ill., in the spring. The members are also going to try to raise enough money through fundraisers to send a few officers to nationals June 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn. The club plans to take small day trips in Arkansas to places like Little Rock for the Job Fair on Oct. 19.

   Anyone can join PBL, even if they are not a business major. PBL is looking to bring in more members and host more on-campus events in the future. Patterson will hold a resume workshop Nov. 3 during that day's PBL meeting. The next PBL meeting will be held Oct. 20 at 12:40 p.m. in 120 Babin Business Center.

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