WSU PBL Students Receive Top Honors at National Conference

July 10, 2012

OGDEN, Utah – A Weber State University student earned first place in the nation in the category of Future Business Teacher at the recent Phi Beta Lambda-Future Business Leaders of America Leadership Conference.

More than 1,700 students competed in a variety of categories at the annual event held this year in San Antonio. In addition to the first-place finish, several other WSU students placed in the top 10 in their categories.  

Brook Young, a business education major from Willard, Utah, took first in the Future Business Teacher event. Computer science major Akhapone Singta, from Ogden, placed second in Telecommunications. In addition, Harrison Spendlove was elected Utah, PBL President and Danielle Rich Utah, PBL Public Relations Officer. 

FBLA-PBL, is the largest and oldest student business organization in the country. It is designed to sharpen students’ core business skills, expand their networks and participate in more than 55 business-related competitive events. Beside the competitive events, the conference offered educational workshops and motivational speakers.

“Our students competed exceptionally well at a national level,” said Angela Christensen, WSU collegiate PBL advisor. “I knew before the students left for San Antonio, they were prepared for their competitive events. They represented WSU very well.”

Christensen said various WSU departments and colleges assisted the student competitors, including David Ferro, dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology; Jeff Steagall, dean of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics; the WSU Department of Economics; and the Department of Network Technology and Business Multimedia.

Top Event Placers

Brook Young
Akhapone Singta
Danielle Rich
Alison Ence
Susanne Matina
Tiffany Taurone
Tessa Allred
Brook Young  
Akhapone Singta
Calee Christensen
Nick Champlin
Rachel Park
Brennen Fuller
Lynda Seneff
Rachel Park
Denise Nelson
Pannawat ‘Shockz’ Hiranbanthau
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Future Business Teacher
Telecommunications
Client Service
Parliamentary Procedures
Parliamentary Procedures
Parliamentary Procedures
Parliamentary Procedures
Parliamentary Procedures
Network Design
Network Design
Network Design
Desktop Publishing
Desktop Publishing
Public Speaking
Information Management
Microeconomics
Telecommunications 
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Contact:
Angela Christensen, WSU collegiate PBL Advisor
801-626-6059 • angelachristensen@weber.edu 
Author:
Corie Holmes, office of Media Relations
801-626-7295 • corieholmes@weber.edu

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