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MSU Phi Beta Lambda members earn awards, elected office at state conference

Morehead State University students gain the tools, knowledge and experience for future success in business through the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology and through student organizations like Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). This year, three students have already found success through PBL beyond MSU. 

Two PBL members competed at the PBL State Leadership Conference this past spring at Eastern Kentucky University. Lawrence Fraction, a computer and information sciences major from West Liberty, and Ben Moore, an accounting major from Huntington, West Virginia, participated in four competitive business events and earned first place awards in Computer Concepts and Networking Concepts, respectively. 

Samuel Stapleton, instructor of management with MSU’s School of Business Administration, said the PBL State Leadership Conference included competitors from higher education institutions across the state. He took pride in the students’ accomplishments and thought it was well-earned. 

“They are both hard-working and dedicated students who invested the time to prepare and study for their competitions,” he said. 

In addition to PBL members earning awards, Gabe Rogers, an accounting and finance major from Mt. Sterling and treasurer for PBL at MSU, successfully campaigned and won election to the office of PBL state vice president for the 2019-20 academic year. 

“Gabe Rogers’ leadership ability, personality and dedication to Phi Beta Lambda allowed him to stand out among the other candidates running for election,” Stapleton said. “There is no doubt that Gabe will certainly represent Morehead State University and Phi Beta Lambda with the highest degree of professionalism.” 
For more information on MSU’s business programs, contact the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology at 606-783-2174, email or visit


Photo, right: Lawrence Fraction (left) and Ben Moore (right) both took home awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference at Eastern Kentucky University.

Photo, left: Gabe Rogers (far right) is pictured with students from across the state at the PBL State Leadership Conference. Rogers was elected to the office of PBL state vice president for the 2019-20 academic year.