The team placed in the top 10 in five different categories in this year’s event. The award is part of a competition sponsored by PBL and individuals, teams and local chapters all compete. Over 50 different events representing the organization’s focus on business and leadership development are available. The team included Antony Joseph from Nigeria, Kristina Yamada from West Point, Jeremy Ward from Riverdale and Brittany Chase from Clearfield.
“The national competition is a way to validate our curriculum and for the students to compare their knowledge with their peers around the country,” said Larua Anderson, co-adviser of WSU’s PBL chapter.
Department of Telecommunications and Business Education Chair Alden Talbot was also honored as a faculty member. He is WSU’s co-adviser and has served as an adviser for over 30 years.
“The students who placed in the top 10 in an event are made very aware that the education they receive at Weber State University has prepared them well,” said Anderson.
Yamada placed fourth in the future business teacher category while Chase placed 10th in telecommunications. The competition includes many more categories. Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit education association of students preparing for careers in business and related fields. Students must have taken at least one business education course to be a member at WSU.