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Phi beta lambda students compete in regional competition

May 6, 2015

A team of students from Dakota State University participated in the regional Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Spring Leadership Conference in early April. Twelve students represented DSU PBL at this year’s conference in Boone, Iowa.  The Dakota State group took home 21 top place awards, including nine first place awards and seven second place awards, which automatically qualified the winners for the national conference. 

The students competed against 10 colleges and universities within the region in a wide range academic, skill and performance events to qualify for the national conference with is held each summer. Eleven of the 12 students that participated in either individual or team events were eligible for the national competition at The National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Ill. 

Some students who participated and results from the event included:

  • Tyler Johnson, a Computer and Network Security major from Sisseton, S.D. - 1st Place in Networking Concepts, 1st Place in Cyber Security and 1st Place in Computer Concepts
  • Andy Behrens a Computer Information Systems major from Milbank, S.D. - 1st Place in Website Design (Team Event), 1st Place in Computer Applications
  • Austin Vogt, a Marketing and Business Technology major from Yankton, S.D. - 2nd Place in International Business, 2nd Place in Retail Management, 3rd Place in Contemporary Sports Issues
  • Hailie Moeller, Elementary Education and Special Education major from Canby, Minn. - 3rd Place in Project Management
  • Casey Bethke, Business Administration in Management and Marketing major from Pierre, S.D. - 2nd Place in Statistical Analysis, 4th Place in Marketing Concepts
  • Kelly Brusven, Digital Arts and Design with Computer Graphics specialization and a photography minor from Pierre, S.D. - 2nd Place in Justice Administration, 5th Place in Retail Management

DSU Phi Beta Lambda is the local chapter of a national organization that allows students to develop business leadership skills, promotes professional and ethical conduct, and provides opportunities to demonstrate academic excellence.  Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate-level counterpart to Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).  DSU PBL is open to all majors and is located in the College of Business and Information Systems.