WSU Students Receive National Recognition at PBL Event

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


Samantha Casey

Tylor Turnblom

Economic Analysis and Decision Making


Casey Stettler

Economic Analysis and Decision Making


Landon Sandberg

Future Business Teacher


Mike Dunkley



Casey Stettler

Networking Concepts


Akhapone (A.J.) Singta

Statistical Analysis


Yifan Zhou


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