Left to Right: Penny Lipsey, Cassandra Dahl, Beth Stroklund, Annette Radomski, Bethany Stai, Whitney Loftesnes, Andrew Evanoff and Trevor Hieb.
Two MSU business students earn top national awards
Two members of the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Minot State University earned top honors at the PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago June 22-27.
Annette Radomski, an accounting major, took second place in the accounting for professionals competition. This section of the competition tests the highest level of accounting skills that are possessed by the students. Radomski had earlier placed first in the state competition in that category.
Cassandra Dahl placed third in the nation in the Future Business Teacher competition. Dahl had earned first place in this category at the state competition. This competition tests the students’ ability to not only grasp business concepts, but also to express those concepts and teach them to other students. Dahl graduated in May and has accepted a teaching position in North Dakota.
Radomski and Dahl were among eight MSU College of Business students who attended nationals, competing against students from top universities around the country. Adviser Dean Frantsvog said he’s excited about the results.
"It really reinforces what we at Minot State University already know, which is that our students can compete with other college students, not only regionally but nationally as well," he said.
The trip was funded by local business sponsors. Phi Beta Lambda is a professional business organization for post-secondary students, an extension of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) program for high school students. FBLA-PBL has been in existence for more than 55 years and currently involves an estimated 250,000 students in the United States each year. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Photo caption: College of Business students who qualified for national PBL competition include, from left: Penny Lipsey, Cassandra Dahl, Beth Stroklund, Annette Radomski, Bethany Stai, Whitney Loftesnes, Andrew Evanoff and Trevor Hieb.