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UMO Students Excel at 63rd Annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference


UMO Students Excel at 63rd Annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference


MOUNT OLIVE - Three University of Mount Olive students recently attended the 63rd Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference (NCPBL SLC) in Charlotte, NC. The students were accompanied by Sonya O’Brien and Dr. Norman Crumpacker, UMO-PBL Chapter co-advisors and members of the NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation.


Chapter President Billy Mansfield of Goldsboro, Chapter Vice President Judith Razafindrakoto of Beulaville, and Chapter Treasurer Heather Taylor of Newton Grove, each completed the State Leadership Conference: Leadership Development Program.  Taylor and Razafindrakoto also participated in and placed in two competitive events. Taylor earned second place honors in statistical analysis and eighth place honors in microeconomics. Razafindrakoto placed third in project management and business communications, as well as microeconomics.  Both students will represent UMO and North Carolina at the Phi Beta Lambda 2017 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA June 24 – 27.


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the University of Mount Olive’s Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, which was chartered on April 10, 1957, and the 75th anniversary of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.


The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit

L-R:  Sonya O’Brien, Judith Razafindrakoto, Heather Taylor, Billy Mansfield and Dr. Crumpacker