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UVU Students Excel At State Business Competition

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March 26, 2014

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton

Written by: Heather Wrigley

Utah Valley University students recently returned from the 2014 Utah State Phi Beta Lambda competition in Layton, Utah, with three students qualifying to attend the PBL National Competitions in June.

UVU’s PBL is one of thousands of national business student organizations affiliated with Future Business Leaders of America, a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.

“Our students did very well at the state leadership conference,” said Cyndi Krebs, director of business and marketing education and professor in UVU’s Department of Information Systems & Technology.. “They competed in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Three of our students placed in the top three in their category, meaning they advance to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference this summer.”

In all, three students placed in the top 10 in 12 categories:

-Michael Hill: 2nd place in management concepts, fourth place in personal finance, fifth place in marketing concepts, 10th place in macroeconomics.

-Caleb Swallow: first place in small business management plan, sixth place in entrepreneurship concepts, seventh place in marketing concepts.

-Dan Zacharias: second place in computer concepts, third place in cyber security, fourth place in networking concepts, fifth place in help desk, fifth place in statistical analysis, seventh place in justice administration.

The mission of UVU’s PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members learn, travel and grow as business professionals, giving them the chance to gain skills and prepare for the real world after college.


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