Two Dakota State University students recently placed in the Future Business Leaders-Phi Beta Lambda Leadership conference.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition, which was originally supposed to take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, moved to an online format.  

Jacia Christiansen and Lindsey Vogl both placed first in the FBLA-PBL Leadership Conference.  

Christiansen is a professional accountancy major from Viborg and placed first in cost accounting.  Lindsey Vogl, a May 2020 professional accountancy graduate from Webster, placed first in account analysis and decision making.

A total of seven DSU students competed at the national level, which included more than ten-thousand attendees overall.  

Club advisor Dr. Yen-Ling Chang said that competition events are a test of a student’s professional knowledge learned from classes, professors, team work, and working experience.

Three other DSU students also placed at nationals. David Weidler placed fourth in entrepreneurship concepts, Andrew Rotert placed fourth in programming concepts, and Tavyn Hallan placed ninth in future business executive.