Embry-Riddle’s Phi Beta Lambda Business Club Prevails at Arizona State Leadership Conference
Club continues statewide dominance in Collegiate Business Leadership Competition
Prescott, AZ, April 27, 2010
The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University took home the most awards at the 2010 PBL State Leadership Conference conducted at University of Arizona, in Tucson, Arizona on April 16 and 17, 2010. The state competition is sponsored annually by the Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL). FBLA-PBL is the largest student business organization in the world. The organization’s focus is development of business and leadership skills. It aims to equip students with the skills that will set them apart from the average business graduate.
There were close to 100 participants representing seven Arizona colleges and universities. Students from Arizona State University (ASU), Central Arizona College (CAC), DeVry University, Eastern Arizona College (EAC), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), and University of Arizona (UOA) competed in the competition.
Student members of the PBL business club from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott campus received a total of 45 awards including 19 first place finishes - the largest number awarded in the competition. This is the fourth year in a row that the Embry-Riddle team has claimed the largest number of awards since the resurrection of PBL business club in 2004.
“I am very proud to say that our students performed exceptionally well against formidable competitors from well-established programs representing multiple colleges and universities across Arizona. I am so very proud of the tremendous efforts of the Embry-Riddle Prescott PBL members in achieving these awards. The phenomenal performance of our students at the 2010 PBL State Leadership Conference speaks volumes about our impressive student quality as well as the tremendous capabilities of the Business faculty at Embry-Riddle, Arizona” said Club Advisor, Javad Gorjidooz.
The winners of the state competition are eligible to compete in the 2010 PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on July 9-12, 2010.
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