Phi Beta Lambda showcases talent on national stage



Twelve members of Bloomsburg University’s Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and their advisor, Mark L. Usry, associate professor of business law, joined more than 1,000 other students at the PBL National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, the week of June 24 to 27.  

The twelve students qualified to attend the national conference by placing first or second in their competitive events at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference this past spring. Competitive events include analyzing cases in areas such as forensic accounting and entrepreneurship, sales competition, help desk and customer service, impromptu speaking, and competitive examinations.

Several members of the BU group captured awards at the conference. 

  • Marc Yeager earned first place in retail management and was second in management concepts. 
  • In information management, Zackary Bennett took second place.
  • While in marketing concepts Brittany Zipovsky also took second. 
  • Harry Emery earned second place in business decision making and was sixth with Austin Robbinson in business presentation. 
  • In cost accounting, Collin Schutjer was fourth. 
  • Finally, in business sustainability Krysta Hower and Mackenna Shively, took home eighth.

Also in attendance were Bryson Cromley, Allison Honabach, Rachel Miller and Joseph Kinek.

Phi Beta Lambda is an organization at the college level that continues the opportunities that Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) provides for high school students. The FBLA-PBL Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.