An Academically Rewarding “Spring Break” What a strange title! How is it that a spring break from a university could be academically rewarding you might ask. While most of their classmates, fellow students, and some faculty were escaping from academic endeavors, Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Competition was held in Orlando, Florida, March 17-19. Many university students were competing for academic awards in events which consisted of written examinations, case analysis presentations, and skill examinations covering topics such as accounting, cyber security, international business, retail management and statistical analysis. Twelve students from Webber International University competed with students from universities all over the state of Florida. Seven of the twelve students from Webber scored well enough to be recognized on stage during the award ceremonies. Eva Odum earned the most awards among the students from Webber. She won 3rd place award in the Accounting Principles followed by a 4th place in Economic Analysis and Decision Making and another 4th place in Microeconomics. Krystal Huyler placed 4th in Organizational Leadership and Behavior based on her sole performance and placed another 4th in Business Ethics with her teammates Carlos Rocha and Scarlett Hrusecky. Scarlett also placed 5th in Marketing Concepts. Ruby Fernandez earned 1st place in the skills examination of Accounting for Professionals. Logan Stewart earned 1st place in Forensic Accounting. Lastly, Phillip Friedman placed 1st in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making. Based on their accomplishments at the state competition, Eva Odum, Ruby Fernandez, Logan Stewart, and Phillip Friedman are qualified for Phi Beta Lambda 2016 National Competition that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-27. Along with the students coming away with recognitions for their performance, Webber International University Phi Beta Lambda Faculty Advisor, Professor Jeannette Eberle, was awarded the Florida State Advisor of the Year. Prof. Eberle has been the Webber Phi Beta Lambda Advisor since 2000 and the District III State Advisor since 2010. Every year since Prof. Eberle has been the Phi Beta Lambda faculty advisor, Webber students have successfully competed at Districts, State and National Competitions. Since 2010 Prof. Eberle has successfully organized and conducted District III state competitions to allow qualified students to compete in the state and national competitions. Prof. Eberle and her students continue to represent Webber International University favorably year after year.