WSU Students Receive National Recognition at PBL Event

July 11, 2011

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University students Samantha Casey and Tylor Turnblom took first in the nation in business ethics at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., on June 27. 

Out of the 12 WSU students who attended the conference, eight were ranked in the top 10 nationally in their respective categories. 

Along with Casey and Turnblom, three other students placed in the top three nationally. Yifan Zhou took second in statistical analysis. Landon Sandberg took third in economic analysis and decision making. AJ Singta took third in networking concepts. 

The national winners were selected from among PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisers. 

PBL sponsors a competitive events program each year. Students, state teams and local chapters earn the right to compete at the national event by placing first or second at the state level in more than 50 different event categories representing the organization’s focus on business and leadership development. 

Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate arm of Future Business Leaders of America, is a nonprofit education association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. To be a member of WSU’s PBL chapter, students must have taken at least one business course. 

WSU’s chapter includes students with a variety of majors. Casey, who served as last year’s chapter president, is a visual arts major from Layton, Utah. Turnblom is a business administration major from Clearfield, Utah. Sandberg is an economics major from Bountiful, Utah. Zhou is an economics major from Shanghai. Singta is a telecommunications major from Ogden, Utah.

WSU 2011 Phi Beta Lambda National Winners

Business Ethics

1st

Samantha Casey

Tylor Turnblom

Economic Analysis and Decision Making

7th

Casey Stettler

Economic Analysis and Decision Making

3rd

Landon Sandberg

Future Business Teacher

6th

Mike Dunkley

Microeconomics

5th

Casey Stettler

Networking Concepts

3rd

Akhapone (A.J.) Singta

Statistical Analysis

2nd

Yifan Zhou

 

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Contact:

Laura Anderson, PBL advisor
801-626-6429 • lsanderson@weber.edu

Angie Christensen, PBL advisor
801-626-6059 • angelachristensen@weber.edu

Author:
Colette M. Williamson, office of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • colettemethot@weber.edu