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Presentation College Phi Beta Lambda Members Travel to State PBL Fall Leadership Conference
Andrew Hansen

Students from three universities came together to network at the South Dakota Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Fall Leadership Conference.

Students from three universities came together to network at the South Dakota Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Fall Leadership Conference.  The conference was held November 10 on the campus of Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.  Participants from Presentation College (PC), Dakota State University, and Northern State University attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in a SD PBL community service project.

PC PBL members that attended the conference were Rodney Axson (Ohio), Ben Heather (Alaska), Ethan Leech (Wyoming), Sam Motzkus (Colorado), Zach Neiderman (Colorado), and Colton Schusted (Minnesota).  PC PBL members were active participants in the group community service project, which allowed them to tie blankets that were donated to area shelters.

During the conference, students heard from a panel discussion that consisted of business leaders from various industries, such as manufacturing, finance, banking, and healthcare.  Breakout sessions at the conference allowed students to learning more about disruptive technologies and a new credit rating system.  Following the conference, students met with Fallout Shelter Ministries (FSM) out of Watertown. FSM has operated as a non-profit since 2016.  It provides leadership and service to others locally, nationally, and around the world.  FSM teaches others how to tap into their strengths and lead by example through (the open door of) martial arts such as hapkido, taekwondo, self-defense, and response training.


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