Back: Joel Foster (left), Marc Tan (center), Hamzah Mirza; Front: Brina Whittier (left), Amanda Beberger (center), Samantha Riding

Six members of MSOE’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter competed and placed in the top ten of their respective competitions at the 2016 PBL National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. They were among more than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students who connected with top future business leaders and showcased their talents as they vied for the opportunity to win more than $92,000 in cash awards.

Congratulations to:

Amanda Beberger, business management, Anoka, Minn.
5th place: Project Management

Joel Foster, actuarial science, Burlington, Wis.
1st place: Statistical Analysis

Hamzah Mirza, management information systems, Greenfield, Wis.
5th place: Information Management

Samantha Riding, business management, Melrose Park, Ill.
7th place: Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Marc Tan, business management, New Berlin, Wis.
2nd place: Management Concepts

Brina Whittier, international business, Algonquin, Ill.
10th place: Project Management

Their awards were part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in more than 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.