LITTLE ROCK — Miriam Dominguez of De Queen, was among a group of Phi Beta Lambda members from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to receive an award during the organization's annual state leadership conference April 6-7.
The state conference was held in North Little Rock, where Phi Beta Lambda members met to network and attend workshops on leadership development, community service, and additional topics. Participating members also competed in over 55 events for a chance to represent Arkansas at the national leadership conference.
Dominguez won third and fifth place in the management concepts and organizational behavior leadership competitions.
The students who received first, second, or third place in their categories will represent the university in those categories during the national competition.
"Competing at the national level requires twice the effort, because during nationals, winners from each state compete, so it's the best against the best," said Shibani Lal, president of the UA Little Rock Phi Beta Lambda chapter. "Students will also have the opportunity to meet and network with other members from across the state, attend workshops, and earn recognition in their chosen competitive events."
Along with individual awards, the UA Little Rock Phi Beta Lambda chapter was awarded first place for the largest local chapter membership percentage increase, which grew by 150 percent. The chapter grew from 11 to 40 members in less than a year. The chapter also won fourth place for the largest local chapter membership.
"These achievements allow current members to stay motivated to compete in future events," said Lal. "For future members, these achievements inspire them to participate in the organization."
Dr. Casey Rockwell, assistant professor of marketing, and Sarah Clements, business information systems instructor, both serve as the organization's faculty advisors.
With about 11,000 students and 100 programs, UA Little Rock offers learning, research, service, social and career opportunities that can only be found at a metropolitan university located in Arkansas' capital city.