More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards.
From Weber State University, placing second in the nation, was a team of five students competing in Parliamentary Procedures. Placing fifth in the nation was Brennen Fuller in the Future Business Teacher competitive event, and Rachel Park placed ninth in the nation in the Future Business Teacher competitive event. Akhapone Singta placed second in Telecommunications, and several other WSU students placed in the top 10 in the nation.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Anaheim on June 22 - 26. Participants from across the United States and two other countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.
The awards are part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
“Our students did amazing at nationals. I knew before I went to Anaheim that Weber State University prepares its students for their competitive events. I am so proud of all of the students who went to Anaheim. They represented Weber State University very well. We would not have had the opportunity to travel to nationals without the generous support from David Ferro, dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology; Jeff Steagall, dean of John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics; The WSU Economics Department; and Dr. Madonne Marie Miner, dean College of Arts & Humanities College of Arts and Humanities. The PBL Chapter is graciously housed in the Department of Network Technology and Business Multimedia,” said Angela Christensen, WSU collegiate PBL Advisor.
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisors in over 6,500 active middle school, high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.fbla-pbl.org.