WSU Students Receive National Recognition at PBL Event

OGDEN, Utah – Four Weber State University students recently received national recognition at the Phi Beta Lambda national competition in Anaheim, Calif., in June.

Antony Joseph from Nigeria, Kristina Yamada from West Point, Jeremy Ward from Riverdale, and Brittany Chase from Clearfield placed in the top 10 in five categories at the event. Ward took first in macroeconomics and third in microeconomics, Joseph finished second in database design and applications, Yamada placed fourth in the future business teacher category, and Chase brought home 10th in telecommunications.

The award was part of a competitive events program sponsored by PBL. Individuals, state teams and local chapters competed in more than 50 different events representing the organization’s focus on business and leadership development. The winners were selected from among PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisers.

“The national competition is a way to validate our curriculum and for the students to compare their knowledge with their peers around the country,” said Laura Anderson, co-adviser of WSU’s PBL chapter. “The students who placed in the top 10 in an event are made very aware that the education they receive at Weber State University has prepared them well.”

In addition to the students’ success, a faculty member also was honored at the conference. Department of Telecommunications and Business Education chair Alden Talbot, the chapter’s other co-adviser, was recognized at the competition as Utah’s outstanding adviser. Talbot has served as an adviser to the WSU chapter for more than 30 years.

Ward, an economics major, is entering his senior year in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics.

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 education course.

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Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 •

Laura Anderson, PBL co-adviser
801-626-6429 ·

Alden Talbot, PBL co-adviser
801-626-6060 ·