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CEU business team excels at national competition

Erica Burge, Victor Rosen, Randon Kerr, David Craig and Kevin Howard were winners for CEU at the 2009 national PBL competition.

The National Leadership Conference and Business Competition for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) concluded last week in Anaheim, Calif. 

The purposes of the conference were to promote careers in business, offer workshops in business leadership and determine national titles in 57 separate categories of business competition.

Nearly 1,800 students gathered from across the United Sates to compete in the three-day event. 

The students who competed in the events previously had to qualify at the state level in order to move on to participate in the national competition.

FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world.

The high school division has 215,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches more than 11,000 college students.

College competitors represented both two-year and four-year institutions from colleges and universities.

College of Eastern Utah sent six representatives who competed in several business categories.

All of the team members turned in top 10 performances in several categories.

David Craig, Randon Kerr and Victor Rosen took first place in the business decision making competition.

Erica Burge and Danielle Warner placed seventh in the in the business presentation competition.

Kevin Howard placed 10th in the cyber security competition.

All six CEU students received trophies for their accomplishment. The first place team of Craig,  Kerr and Rosen also received a $750 cash prize donated by the CNA Foundation.

"I am really happy with the results and the effort put forth by all the competitors. This is such a great opportunity for business students to learn and lead," said Kerr.




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