National Award-Winning SUU Students at FBLA Competition

Published: September 01, 2023 | Author: Mary Jessop | Read Time: 2 minutes

Two SUU students, Alexis McIff and Addison Garrison, holding trophy from FBLA competition

Students from the Leavitt School of Business competed at the 2023 National FBLA Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. SUU students took home multiple national titles. With over 800 college students and educators from across the country, students competed for cash prizes in 40+ competitive events in a four-day time period.  SUU students won over $1,200 in total prizes in the following categories: Foundations of Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Analytics & Decision Making, Economics Analysis & Decision Making, Project Management, Help Desk, Public Speaking, Marketing Concepts, and Organizational Behavior & Leadership. In addition to the competitions, students participated in learning workshops, networked with alumni, and met with potential employers.

We are proud of everyone who participated in this event, and highlight the participants who came home with awards. 

  • Tommy Rowe- 1st- Foundations of Accounting
  • Dani Nikolashin- 1st- Business Law, 8th- Help Desk
  • Alexis McIff & Addison Garrison- 2nd- Marketing Analysis & Decision Making 
  • Tommy Rowe, Ben Shafer, Cody Dirks- 3rd- Economic Analysis & Decision Making
  • Alexis McIff- 3rd- Project Management
  • Makayla Wilkey- 3rd- Help Desk, 6th- Public Speaking
  • Addison Garrison- 6th- Marketing Concepts
  • Makell Olsen- 9th- Organizational Behavior & Leadership

Mcliff, 2023 SUU graduate and current MBA student won 3rd place in project management and 2nd in Marketing Analytics & Decision Making in collaboration with another student Addison Garrison. 

“I had a great time at the national collegiate FBLA conference,” said McIff. “We had the opportunity to participate in business competitions, but another really important part of the conference was networking. We were able to network with other business students and business professionals from across the country. It was fun to meet other people and learn about different organizations.” 

The Future Business Leaders of America competition is an opportunity for students to use the knowledge that they have learned through the entirety of their college career. FBLA aspires to help students prepare for a successful career after graduation. Students who join FBLA gain knowledge in leadership, business principles, and technical skills. 

In preparation for this event, Mcliff said that she took a project management class last year at SUU and got a certification called Certified Associate in Project Management. That class and certification helped her prepare for the competition at nationals.  Learn more about the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business at SUU.

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