DSU students to compete at National Leadership Conference

Pictured (l-to-r) Advisors Dr. Yen-Ling Chan and Dr. Dan Talley, John Trout, Lindsey Vogl, Tavyn Hallan, David Weidler, Jacia Christiansen, Kayla Mentele, and AJ Schoenfelder pose with their awards.

All seven Dakota State University students who competed in the Iowa State Leadership Conference earned their way to compete at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas in June.  

These seven students are part of Dakota State’s PBL Business Club. PBL stands for Phi Beta Lambda, but advisor Dr. Dan Talley, professor of economics at DSU, refers to the club as professional business leaders.  He said the three goals of the group are academic excellence, professional development, and community service.

Lindsey Vogl, president of PBL at DSU, and senior professional accounting and finance major from Webster, received fifth place at last year’s national competition in accounting for professionals. At the Iowa conference this year she earned first place in business communication, cost accounting, and public speaking.

Other local students in the organization include Tavyn Hallan of Madison, a junior professional accountancy major.  Hallan received first place in accounting for professionals and personal finance.  David Weidler of Howard is a senior professional accounting, finance and marketing major.  Weidler received first place in sports management and marketing and marketing concepts, and third place in microeconomics at the Iowa conference.