ABERDEEN, S.D. —  Students from across seven college campuses traveled to Bismarck, N.D. to Create Opportunity, Lead Authentically, and Inspire Innovation to attend the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference (SLC) on March 22 – 23, 2019. Participants from across North Dakota universities, Presentation College, and Northern State University attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in business and business-related competitive events.


Ben Allen, James Basiliere, and Logan Weisser from Presentation College in Aberdeen received recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on March 23.  The Management Analysis and Decision Making team event consisting of Ben Allen, James Basiliere, and Logan Weisser received first place at the competition.  James Basiliere brought home first place in Impromptu Speaking.  Ben Allen received third place in Marketing Concepts, while Logan Weisser received third place in Entrepreneurship Concepts.


“Ben, James, and Logan are three of the most dedicated and hard-working students at Presentation College. It is quite evident that all of their persistence to excellence came to fruition on the awards stage at this conference.  Each of these young men will truly be an asset to their communities and the world of work after graduation this May,” said Brenda Merkel, Presentation College business faculty.


For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, tied blankets for Project Linus, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.


About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.