Webber International University PBL Sigma Chi Chapter

Places in National Competitions of Business Knowledge and Skills

Babson Park, Florida

For Immediate Release

Having made strong showings at the State competition, two International University students placed in the top ten at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference held last week in Atlanta. These competitions test student knowledge and skills in a total of 53 specialized business subjects through examinations, projects, presentations and other competitions.

Over 2,000 of the nation’s top business students made the trip to the national competitions, having earned their way there through successes at district, regional, and state competitions. Phillip Friedman placed 7th in the nation in the Marketing Analysis and Decision Making competition. Logan Stewart placed 8th in the nation in the Forensic Accounting competition. While Webber has fewer than 1,000 students, PBL does not have “divisions”, meaning that these wins were made in the face of competition from much, much larger schools from around the nation. Mrs. Devyn Montalvo, Director of Career Services & Community Outreach, who accompanied the students, remarked that Logan only had overnight and Phillip only had 20 minutes to prepare their winning cases.

Additionally, while unable to attend this conference because she was accompanying MBA students working on an international project in the Netherlands, long term PBL Advisor Dr. Jeanette Eberle, Professor of Finance, received an Outstanding Local Chapter Advisor Award.

University President Dr. H. Keith Wade said “how we best equip our graduates to excel in an increasingly competitive business climate quite literally permeates our every decision, our every discussion, indeed our every thought at Webber. So when our students go out and show what they are truly capable of, it is both very gratifying and very humbling. We couldn’t be prouder.”

Established in 1927 by Roger Babson as the first college chartered under Florida’s then new charitable and educational laws and one of the first schools of business for women in the nation, Webber International University now educates men and women from over 50 different nations. Students at Webber’s Florida campus major in one of the many disciplines of business offered at the associates, bachelors, and masters level through traditional day, accelerated night and weekend, and entirely on-line formats. Joining Webber as a branch campus in 2011, St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, NC) is a comprehensive liberal arts university established by merger in 1961 but tracing its roots back to the 1896 founding of its predecessor Flora Macdonald College. Each campus features highly qualified faculty, highly engaged staff, small class size, and a wide array of intercollegiate sports and other extracurricular activities. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and several programs enjoy additional programmatic accreditations.