Ten MSOE students represented the university in competitions at the annual Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA/PBL) State Leadership Conference held in Whitewater, Wis., March 4-5. The state conference and competitions served as a qualifying round for the FBLA/PBL National Conference to be held in June in Atlanta. By virtue of placing first, second, or third in their events, nine of the MSOE students competing at the state conference qualified for the national competition.

Competitive events included both written examinations and judged demonstrations in business and information technology subjects. Congratulations to the following students on their success:

Zachary Bartmer, Computer Engineering, Kenosha, Wis.
1st place: Networking Concepts
1st place: Cyber Security

Hamzah Mirza, Management Information Systems, Greenfield, Wis.
2nd place: Information Management

Casey O’Connor, Mechanical Engineering, Woodstock, Ill.
1st place: Entrepreneurship Concepts
2nd place: Microeconomics
3rd place: Personal Finance

Nattapong Ounanong, Business Management, Bangkok, Thailand
1st place: Macroeconomics

Aleah Quast, Business Management, Grand Junction, Colo.
1st place: Marketing Concepts
2nd place: Management Concepts
2nd place: Business Communication

Samantha Riding, Business Management, Melrose Park, Ill.
1st place: Accounting Principles
2nd place: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
3rd place: Microeconomics

Carl Saffron, Management Information Systems, Hartland, Wis.
1st place: Project Management
1st place: Information Management
1st place: Computer Concepts

Marc Tan, Business Management, New Berlin, Wis.
1st place: Management Concepts
1st place: Retail Management

Brina Whittier, International Business, Algonquin, Ill.
1st place: International Business
2nd place: Project Management

More than 60 college students attended this year’s state conference and competitions. The nine students representing MSOE are members of the university’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter, a student organization open to all MSOE majors. Several Midwest business schools were represented at the state event including UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater. The Rader School of Business has been affiliated with FBLA/PBL since 2006. Dr. Trina Moskalik is the group’s advisor.