Charleston, WV, —More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Maryland to Elevate Their Futures as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $110,000 in cash awards.
The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference was held June 23–26 in Baltimore. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Karissa Hudnall from University of Charleston in Charleston, WV received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 26. Hudnall competed in Social Media Challenge and brought home eighth place. This is an event students must develop a social media campaign to market a company. The event consists of a presentation before a panel of judges.
Allyssa Covert from University of Charleston in Charleston, WV received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 26, 2018, as well. Covert was named National Vice-President for the Southern Region.
“Karissa worked hard on her event and presented with confidence that she meet the challenge; and Allyssa is determined to move PBL forward. I believe her dedication and resolve to those efforts will make her a successful Vice-President” said Advisor Marjorie Smith, Ph.D.
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
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. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.