GRU business students win top honors in national competition

GRU business students win top honors in national competition

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Six students in Georgia Regents University's James M. Hull College of Business received national recognition during the 2014 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference Awards ceremony recently in Nashville, Tenn.

The students competed against more than 1,800 of the nation's best business students in various business-related leadership events, including impromptu speaking, job interviewing and sales presentations.

"The accomplishments of our team speak to their hard work and to the quality of a Hull College of Business education," said Buffie Schmidt, advisor for GRU's Phi Beta Lambda chapter and professor in the Hull College of Business.

Award recipients include:

  • Daniel Padilla - sports marketing and management, contemporary sports issues
  • Michael Fowler - financial services and personal finance
  • Candida Moyer - accounting analysis and decision making
  • Stan Swinford - information management
  • Erica Clemmons - business presentation
  • Richard Gamble - business presentation

Phi Beta Lambda is the university extension of Future Business Leaders of America, and the combined FBLA-PBL is the world's oldest and largest business student organization.

The society hosts these annual state and national competitions. Other competition areas cover topics such as accounting principles for professionals, management, small business management, contemporary sports, sports management, computer applications, business communication, business ethics, parliamentary procedures, financial services, hospitality management, human resource management and network design.

From Georgia Regents University.