Students Take First Place at National Business Competition

OGDEN, Utah – Nineteen Weber State University students competed recently at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn., placing first in five competitions and in the top 10 in 11 others.

The competition, which included approximately 3,000 students from throughout the United States, featured 46 business-focused competitions for college students. To qualify for the national events, students had to place at a regional event held earlier in the year.

Blake Bess took first in management concepts, Adam Cantwell won the networking concepts competition, and Joan Burke took first in both the marketing concepts and organizational behavior competitions. Anthony Park and Iva Smith combined to win the team competition in multimedia presentation.

In addition, David Davis, Jonathan Karras, Jennifer Morgan, Linda Muncy, Jennifer Neil, Cody Olson, Nate Packer, Mike Runchel, Emily Talbot, Derik Wiberg and Paul Wilkinson all placed in the top 10 in their competitions.

"These students competed against the best business schools in the country and did very well," said Alden Talbot, chair of the Department of Telecommunications and Business Education and co-adviser of WSU's PBL chapter. "It was a pleasure to travel to Nashville with such a great bunch of students."

Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit 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.

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Alden Talbot, Telecommunications and Business Education chair
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Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
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