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PBL Chapter continues award-winning tradition

Upper Iowa University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter members (l-r) Monica Rohe, Dustin Hoefs, Brad Kuboushek and Battushig Naranbat display the individual and chapter awards won by the students during the 2016 PBL State Leadership Conference in Des Moines. The large plaque displayed by Kuboushek is the prestigious Lloyd V. Douglas Outstanding Chapter Award, which was earned by the Upper Iowa PBL Chapter for the ninth time over the past decade.

For the ninth time in 10 years, Upper Iowa University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter has been bestowed the prestigious Lloyd V. Douglas Outstanding Chapter Award. The local chapter members were recognized during the recent PBL State Leadership Conference in Des Moines. The two-day conference was hosted by Grandview University.

The Lloyd V. Douglas Chapter of the Year Award is presented to the chapter, which accumulates the most points from events at the State Leadership Conference and has completed the required criteria for the Iowa Merit Award (outstanding local chapter).

In addition, individual awards were presented to the following Upper Iowa PBL Chapter members:

Dustin Hoefs, a senior management/marketing major from Horicon, Wis., placed first in Sports Management and Marketing, second in Entrepreneurship Concepts, fourth in Contemporary Sports Issues;

Brad Kuboushek, a senior accounting/management major from Calmar, Iowa, placed first in Entrepreneurship Concepts, second in Contemporary Sports Issues, and Public Speaking;

Battushig Naranbat, a senior international business major from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, placed first in Accounting Principles, International Business, and Management Concepts;

Monica Rohe, a senior accounting/financial management major from Onalaska, Wis., placed first in Accounting for Professionals, Cost Accounting, and Personal Finance.

“I am extremely proud of how our students represented UIU and look forward to taking them to compete at the national leadership conference in Atlanta this June,” said Lynn Isvik, UIU Phi Beta Lambda Chapter adviser. “As they prepared for each competitive event, the chapter members are very grateful for the continuing support they receive from the Upper Iowa and Fayette communities. The students hope everyone shares in their pride and excitement.”

The 2016 National Leadership Conference will draw thousands of future business leaders to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in leadership events, share successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their careers through workshops and exhibits. Members also have the opportunity to attend the Institute for Leaders (IFL). This high-energy, intensive, two-day seminar is a focused, leadership experience for state and local chapter officers, members, and advisers.

PBL is the college division of Future Business Leaders of America, and is the oldest and largest student business organization devoted to students who are preparing for careers in business-related fields.

Anyone wishing to contribute toward the expenses the Upper Iowa University PBL chapter members will incur to attend the National Leadership Conference may contact Isvik at ISVIKL@uiu.edu.

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