AUGUSTA, Ga. – Four students in Georgia Regents University’s James M. Hull College of Business received national recognition during the 2013 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference’s Awards of Excellence held June 25 in Anaheim, Calif.
“With more than 1,800 business students participating, this year’s competition was tougher than ever and included teams from many prestigious universities,” said Todd Schultz, Advisor for GRU’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter and Professor in the Hull College of Business. “I am proud of our chapter, not just for their competitive spirit, but for their leadership, fund-raising, service, and team-building all year long.”
Award recipients include Erica Playford, International Business; Austin Hixenbaugh, Cyber Security; LeRoy Ramsey, Information Management; and Yat Wang Ying, Statistical Analysis.
Phi Beta Lambda is the university extension of Future Business Leaders of America, and the combined FBLA-PBL is the world’s oldest and largest business student organization. The society hosts annual state and national competitions where students compete in business related leadership events including impromptu speaking, job interviewing, public speaking, and sales presentations. Other competition areas cover topics such as accounting principles for professionals, management, small business management, contemporary sports, sports management, computer applications, business communication, business ethics, parliamentary procedures, financial services, hospitality management, human resource management, and network design.
Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution. http://www.gru.edu