Adams State College recognized with top honors at PBL national conference


Nashville, Tenn., is a place where some of the most legendary talents in America are discovered, was a suitable site for 1,700 of Simply the Best students in America to showcase their talents as future business leaders.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville July 9-12. Participants from around the country, and the world, were in attendance for this conference and the FBLA-PBL Institute for Leaders.

A.J. Webb and Nick Karpilo from Adams State College received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on July 12. Webb and Karpilo competed in marketing analysis and decision making and won third place. Earning a degree in a specific field is important to an individual's future success in the job market. This event recognizes PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of marketing.

The award was part of a comprehensive competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL. Individuals, state teams, and local chapters were encouraged to compete in any of the over 50 different events representing a wide range of activities and the business and leadership development focus of FBLA-PBL. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among FBLA-PBL's membership of 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today's youth.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit education association with a quarter of a million members and advisers in 12,000 chartered middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virg. For more information, visit

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