FBLA-PBL National Competition

A team of five Weber State University students placed second in the nation in the category of Parliamentary Procedures at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) leadership conference.

Anthony Moreno, Danielle Rich, Lynda Seneff, Harrison Spendlove and Brook Young were all members of the team.

More than 1,700 students competed in a variety of categories at the annual event held this year in Anaheim, Calif, June 22 to 26. In addition to the team’s second-place finish, several other WSU students placed in the top 10 in their categories. 
Harrison Spendlove was recognized as the outstanding PBL member from the state of Utah and represented Utah as the Who’s Who award recipient. Harrison served the organization as state president during the 2012-2013 school year as well as president of the Weber State University chapter of PBL.  In addition, Laura Anderson was recognized as the outstanding advisor from the state of Utah.

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.

The following students received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on June 26 in the following competitive events:

    Danielle Rich                     2nd Place          Parliamentary Procedures

    Harrison Spendlove            2nd Place          Parliamentary Procedures

    Lynda Seneff                     2nd Place          Parliamentary Procedures

    Anthony Moreno                2nd Place          Parliamentary Procedures

    Brook Young                     2nd Place          Parliamentary Procedures

    Danielle Rich                    3rd Place           Hospitality Management

    Tylor Turnblom                  3rd Place           Hospitality Management

    Alison Ence                      3rd Place           Desktop Publishing

    Brennen Fuller                  3rd Place           Desktop Publishing

    Brennen Fuller                  5th Place           Future Business Teacher

    Rachel Park                     9th Place           Future Business Teacher

    Lynda Seneff                    7th Place           Management Concepts

For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. “Our students performed extremely well at the national competition,” said Angela Christensen, WSU collegiate PBL advisor. “Weber State University prepares its students to compete at a national level, and the proof is their outstanding record.” 

The FBLA-PBL chapter is housed in the Department of Network Technology and Business Multimedia. Travel support for the conference is provided by the College of Applied Science & Technology, the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics and the College of Arts & Humanities.

For more information about FBLA-PBL, visit fbla-pbl.org.

Originally written by Allison Barlow Hess,Director of Public Relations at Weber State University