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Embry-Riddle Prescott’s business club wins 11th straight state competition

Embry-Riddle’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club

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Embry-Riddle’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club

For the 11th consecutive year, Embry-Riddle’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club has won the PBL Arizona Leadership Competition, held April 15-16 at Arizona State University.

The annual event, now in its 47th year, is sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, the largest student business organization in the world. Its primary goal is to help students develop business and leadership skills for a competitive edge in their future careers. Members come to test their knowledge and skills through a variety of competitive events, share successes and learn new ideas about shaping their careers through workshops and exhibits.

At the 2017 PBL State Leadership Conference, 30 students from Embry-Riddle’s Prescott campus competed in 48 individual and team events, racking up the largest number of first-places finishes (25) and the largest number of total awards (46 first-, second- and third-place awards).

More than 100 students and advisers from ERAU, ASU, Central Arizona College, DeVry University, Northern Arizona University, Northern Arizona University-Extended Campus, Phoenix College and Virtual Chapter.

“I’m very proud of our students— they performed exceptionally well against formidable competitors from well-established programs at other Arizona colleges and universities,” said PBL faculty adviser Javad Gorjidooz. “This victory clearly indicates the quality of the students, the Business faculty at Embry-Riddle and the strong support of our administration.”

The winners of the state competition are now eligible to compete at the 2017 PBL National Leadership Conference June 24-27 in Anaheim, Calif.

Information provided by ERAU