WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 13, 2020 — West Liberty University’s Gary E. West College of Business reported another success story over the summer when Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students won at the national level.
“Over the past year PBL has overcome many obstacles. Our greatest challenge was adapting our students to an Online WV State Leadership Conference and then the 2020 National Leadership Online Experience. Students were able to adapt quickly with the support of head adviser Sherry Rocchio and advisors Ingrid Loy, David Wright, Michael Blackwell, Donna Schuler, Ben Taylor and myself,” explained Hayden Blazer, who is advisor to the student group and a graduate assistant in the Gary E. West College of Business.
Nine hundred and fifty-two competitors took part in the PBL online competition at the collegiate level and competed in a variety of business categories.
2020 National Winners from WLU include:
- Kyle Caruso, 1st Place, Entrepreneurship Concepts
- Collin Hlad, 3rd Place, Entrepreneurship Concepts
- Jonathan Howard, 6th Place, Client Services
- MaCall Brummage, 1st Place, Sales Presentation
- Jonathan Howard, 4th Place, Social Media Challenge
- Collin Hlad & Kyle Caruso, 10th Place, Small Business Management Plan
“I am so proud of all the hard work that the students put in to win these competitions. Their willingness to push beyond the classroom education is extraordinary,” Hayden said.
A copy of the official Tomorrow’s Business Leader which shows the 2020 winners and more information can be found here: Tomorrow’s Business Leader.
Blazer founded the WLU chapter of Phi Beta Lambda in 2015 formerly served as its president. WLU’s chapter is the first chapter in a university in the state of West Virginia, according to Blazer.
About FBLA-PBL, Inc.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C.
About the Gary E. West College of Business
Programs offered by the Gary E. West College of Business at WLU include: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Healthcare Management, Management (General), Marketing, Sport Management and Zoo Management. The West College of Business also offers the MBA graduate degree, both online and in-seat.
For more information, please call 1.866.WESTLIB or visit westliberty.edu.