Front row, left to right: Lexi Swallers, Robin Deutsch, Mallory Westby, Megan Perdue, Rifkatou Tchignaha.
MSU took awards at PBL National Leadership Conference
Four Minot State University students finished in the top 10 in four competitive events at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 20-23. One student, Megan Perdue, became a national champion.
"By seeing our students succeed in a competition like this, it really shows that Minot State University is competitive on a national level. We are proud of these students," said Dean Frantsvog, assistant professor of accounting, who accompanied the students at the conference. "It is great to see all of their dedication and hard work pay off."
The place winners included Perdue, Ray, first place for computer applications; Robin Deutsch, Watford City, second place for future business teacher and sixth place for database design and applications; and Mallory Westby, Sheyenne, ninth place, financial analysis and decision making. Other MSU students participating were Chris Barney, Minot; James Knudson, Minot; Derek Ostdahl, Minot; Lexi Swallers, Granville; and Rifkatou "Leafy" Tchignaha, Ngaoundere, Cameroon.
PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.
The advisors for PBL at Minot Sate are Frantsvog and Sharon Reynolds, assistant professor of business information technology. For additional information, contact Frantsvog at 858-3324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.