FAYETTE, Iowa (June 30, 2009) -Members of the Upper Iowa University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter earned several top awards at the National Leadership Conference held in Anaheim, CA, June 20-23. Students earned the opportunity to attend the national conference by placing in competitive events at the state level.
Individual winners were Ashley Vsetecka, New Hampton, who took sixth place in Financial Analysis and Decision Making and Dani Dreeszen, Spirit Lake, who placed eighth in Sports Management and Marketing.
Team event winners include Monte Graff, Oelwein; Mary Ohloff, Postville; and Shannon Stone, Lansing, placing fifth in Business Decision Making. Kellie Henniges, Oelwein, and Jerad Jandrain , DePere, WI, earned tenth place in the Small Business Development Plan.
In addition to the competitive events, students attended a wide variety of workshops and elected a new national officer team. The other Upper Iowa PBL state conference winners who also attended the Anaheim conference include Laura Durance, Monroe, MI; Sam Hansel, Elkader; Breina Burgin, Lamont; and Robert Bennett, Oelwein.
The group was accompanied by UIU PBL Chapter Advisor Lynn Isvik, associate professor of business/business division chair. "The national leadership conference gives our students a chance to network with and compete against some of the best and brightest students from colleges all over the country," said Isvik. "I'm extremely proud of how well they represented UIU."
Iowa colleges represented at the 2009 National Leadership Conference included Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, Grandview University, and Des Moines Area Community College.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit organization that prepares students for careers in business and business education. Its 250,000 members and advisers in 15,000 chartered chapters include students from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the Cayman Islands, and Europe. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
To learn more about FBLA-PBL, visit their Web site at www.fbla-pbl.org.
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