PBL Students Win for Second Year in a Row at State Leadership Conference

For Immediate Release–April 13, 2009
For an Interview: Colleen Vawdrey (801)863-8283

For the second year in a row, Utah Valley University’s Phi Beta Lambda won the traveling trophy for the most awards won with 47 and was named the Most Outstanding Chapter at the annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 3-4 in Ogden.

Also, 15 UVU students qualified for the national conference to be held in Anaheim, Calif., in June.

In all, UVU students earned first-place awards in 14 categories, second-place awards in eight categories and third-place awards in nine categories. Awards were given through 10th place.

"We have great students who have great skills to offer in the workplace and stack up well with other colleges and universities in the state," said Colleen Vawdrey, a professor in UVU’s Woodbury School of Business.

A total of 130 students from all PBL state chapters participated in 45 events.

In other conference business, UVU students Jason Wright, who took first in desktop publishing and Service Desk, and Mitch Webb, who took second in financial services and fifth in Service Desk, were named the Utah PBL Who’s Who. Wright received a $500 scholarship and Webb received a $250 scholarship.

UVU’s Spencer Behrend was selected state president, while Wright and Webb were elected state webmaster and state treasurer, respectively.

University Marketing Contact:
Erin Spurgeon
(801) 863-6807

Written by:
Jay Hinton
(801) 863-8504

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