Students from across five colleges, located in North and South Dakota, came together to Aspire to lead and network at the virtual Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference (SLC). 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. Presentation College students competed in both individual and team events.
The following Presentation College students received recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on April 10, 2021:
Jerod Boswell received 1st place in Client Service, 1st place in Help Desk, and 3rd place in Financial Concepts. Josephyne Clemens received 1st place in Business Ethics. Nimish Gounder received 1st place in Human Resource Management (team event), 1st place in Impromptu Speaking, and 1st place in Management Analysis and Decision Making (team event). Aaron Havis received 2nd place in Contemporary Sports Issues. Cassidy Keller received 1st place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making (team event), 1st place in Public Speaking, and 2nd place in Global Analysis and Decision Making (team event). Sydney Miller received 1st place in Job Interview, 1st place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making (team event), and 2nd place in Global Analysis and Decision Making (team event). William Putman received 1st place in Human Resource Management (team event), 1st place in Management Analysis and Decision Making (team event), and 2nd place in Management Concepts. Alexandra White received 1st place in Human Resource Management (team event) and 1st place in Management Analysis and Decision Making (team event).
“These students are some 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 at the PBL Awards of Excellence program this year. Each of these young women and men will truly be an asset to their communities,” said Brenda Merkel, Presentation College business faculty.
For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive virtual 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.