On December 18, 2017, the
IUP Eberly College of Business and Information Technology,
in collaboration with the IUP Enrollment Management and Communications
Department, hosted the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference. More than 300
Future Business Leaders of America students from Blairsville, Brookville,
Homer-Center, Indiana, Jeff Tech, Clarion-Limestone, Ligonier Valley, Marion
Center, Penns Manor, Purchase Line, and United high schools attended.
students arrived, assistant dean Kara Romance welcomed them. Students
competed in an extensive list of events, workshops, and presentations throughout
the morning in such areas as job interviews, emerging business issues, graphic
design, network design, parliamentary procedures, personal finance, insurance
and risk management, business law, client services, entrepreneurship,
securities and investments, introduction to financial math, and marketing.
in the day students, advisors, and guests gathered at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex for lunch and
distribution of prizes. There was a
basket auction held to raise money for the students’ Pennsylvania FBLA state
project, the National Alzheimer’s Association. The students raised $658.
the luncheon, the students gathered in the Eberly Auditorium for the awards
ceremony, to find out if they would be advancing on to the state
level competition in Hershey, Pennsylvania, from April 9 to 11, 2018. In total,
122 students qualified in their events for the state competition.