Upper Iowa University Phi Beta Lambda Chapter members attending the national conference include (from left) advisor Lynn Isvik, Jani Holthaus, Kelsey Woodke, Noah Schaufenbuel, Marissa Stickfort, Alexandra Massman, Michael Capps II, advisor Dr. Summer Zwanziger Elsinger, Samuel Vivas and Jun Shen Ho
FAYETTE, IOWA – Five members of the Upper Iowa University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter won awards in four events recently at the National PBL Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas.
Students earning top honors included Marissa Stickfort of Independence, Iowa, with second place in project management; Jani Holthaus of Waukon, Iowa, and Kelsey Woodke of Salem, Wis., with fourth place in the team event, emerging business issues; Noah Schaufenbuel of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, with fifth place in cyber security; and Mike Capps II, Strawberry Point, Iowa, and Schaufenbuel with sixth place in the team event, network design.
Eight Upper Iowa students and two advisers attended the national conference. During conference opening ceremonies, Dr. Summer Zwanziger Elsinger was recognized as the outstanding local chapter advisor for the state of Iowa, and Lynn Isvik was recognized for her completion of a three-year term on the National Phi Beta Lambda Board of Directors.
PBL is the college division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, the oldest and largest student business organization, devoted to students who are preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The organization's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. During the National Leadership Conference, over 1,700 students from across the United States and two countries participated in business-related and leadership development workshops, elected national officers and had opportunities to expand their business networks, in addition to participating in more than 55 national competitive events.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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