Several College of Business Administration students were honored at the Florida Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) state conference which was recently held in Tampa. The students will now have the opportunity to compete with the best and brightest students from across the nation and the world this summer at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville. The advisor to the group is management instructor Carl Blencke. Congratulations to:

1st Place Winners

  • Melissa Blette—Marketing Concepts, Cash Prize $250; Project Management, Cash Prize $250
  • Jeffrey Burstein—Future Business Teacher
  • Kristoffer Dolen—Management Concepts, Cash Prize $250
  • Hospitality Management Team—Melissa Blette, Dayami Figueroa, and Ashlei Smith
  • 2nd Place Winners

  • Kristoffer Dolen—Job Interview, Cash Prize $150
  • Eduardo Muniz—Future Business Executive
  • Steven Peterson—Project Management, Cash Prize $150; Management Analysis and Decision Making
  • Business Decision Making Team—Jamie Gregor and Madison Rudkin
  • 3rd Place Winners

  • Jamie Gregor—Marketing Concepts, Cash Prize $100
  • Matthew Palmeira—Help Desk
  • Marketing Analysis & Decision Making Team—Sumair Dugan and Alejandra Kato
  • 4th Place Winners

  • Jeffrey Burstein—Computer Applications
  • 5th Place Winners

  • Matthew Palmeira—Computer Concepts; Telecommunications
  • Wilson Sue—Financial Concepts
  • Bradley Voight—Sports Management & Marketing
  • The award was part of a comprehensive competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL. Individuals, state teams and local chapters were encouraged to compete in any of the over 50 different events representing a wide range of activities and the business and leadership development focus of FBLA-PBL. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among FBLA-PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisors and represent some of the best and brightest of today’s youth.

    Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisors in 12,000 chartered 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. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. For more information, visit the Web site or contact the PBL at UCF team.