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McHugh ’20 honored at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

McHugh ’20 honored at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Taylor McHugh ’20

Taylor McHugh ’20 represented Doane University at the 2019 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, held June 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas.


McHugh, a business administration, law/politics/society, and sociolgy major from Omaha has had great success in Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda. At the 2019 State Conference, she placed second in Future Business Executive, third in Business Law and Emerging Business Issues, and fifth in Insurance Concepts and Statistical Analysis. McHugh automatically qualified for nationals in Future Business Executive and secondary qualified in all other events that she competed in.


McHugh chose to compete at Nationals in Future Business Executive and take an open spot in Mobile Application Development. She applied the knowledge she learned through her computational thinking studies courses at Doane and the internship she had with Gallup in high school. She placed third in Mobile Application Development and was one of only a handful of women who placed in the STEM competitions.


McHugh is a seven-year member of Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda. Throughout her career at state conferences, she has had 19 top-five finishes. At the previous National Leadership Conference, she was a finalist in Human Resource Management and a recipient of the National Leadership Conference Scholarship.


In addition to her three majors, McHugh holds minors in accounting, computational thinking, and leadership. After graduating from Doane next spring, she has aspirations of going to graduate school in business or to study law.


For extracurricular activities, McHugh is involved in investment club, Kappa Phi Zeta, Phi Beta Lambda, pre-law club, student philanthropy committee, and S.W.A.T. She serves as president for Doane University’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter and pre-law club.


Athletically, McHugh competes in tennis. She previously was a dual collegiate athlete before retiring from soccer in Spring 2018.


During the school year, McHugh works as a Mental Health Technician with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and is a Mathematics Tutor. She spends her summers working as a seasonal or temporary employee. This summer, McHugh was the Assistant Waterfront Director at Camp Thunderbird for Girls in Bemidji, Minnesota. Previously, she has been an intern with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and a Small-Crafts Counselor at Camp Robindel in New Hampshire.