IUP Business School Hosts Region 3 FBLA Leadership Conference

Posted on 1/4/2019 11:29:20 AM

Region 3 FBLA Leadership Conference December 28, 2018On December 18, 2018, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, in collaboration with the Enrollment Management Division, hosted more than 400 students in 51 events for the Regional 3 FBLA Leadership Conference.

Assistant Dean Kara Romance welcomed students from Blairsville, Brookville, Clarion-Limestone, Homer-Center, Indiana, Jeff-Tech, Ligonier Valley, Marion Center, Penns Manor, Purchase Line, and United schools. Students competed in a wide range of events throughout the day such as: Job Interview; Business Ethics; Emerging Business Issues; Sales Presentation and Client Services; Introduction to Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking; Introduction to Business Presentation; Social Media Campaign and Broadcast Journalism; Graphic Design; and Publication Design.

Prior to the event on December 18, students also competed in areas such as business calculations, banking and financial systems, accounting, business ethics, entrepreneurship, cyber security, and global business.  

Region 3 FBLA Leadership Conference December 28, 2018, Marion Center S.D. students - Social Media CampaignIn addition to the competitions, students had the opportunity to participate in presentations by Tammy Manko (“The Powerful Effects of Body Language”), Kevin Foster (“How to be Adaptive and Humble Leaders”); and Lance Marshall (“Inside Admissions: Tips for Smooth Transition to College”).

IUP officials, educators, and community officials supported the event by judging and rating student presentations as follows:

Job Interview, Business Ethics, Emerging Business Issues, Sales Presentation and Client Service

  • Angela Walker – Human Resource Coordinator, Brookville Equipment Corporation
  • Douglas Lockard – Business Owner, Broker Kuzneski & Lockard Real Estate
  • Michael Usko – Co-Owner, Sky Satellite, LLC

Introduction to Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking

  • Anne Urban – Executive Director, Fort Ligonier
  • Mike Reilly – Retired Business Teacher, Athletic Director, Penns Manor School District
  • Lori Rodgers – Educational Technology Specialist, ARIN IU 28

Introduction to Business Presentation, Social Media Campaign, and Broadcast Journalist

  • Rose Strittmatter – Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, First Commonwealth Bank
  • Chad Carrick – President/CEO, REA Energy Cooperative, Inc.
  • Cyndy Strittmatter – Associate Dean, IUP, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Graphic Design and Publication Design

  • Halee Lukcik – Owner, Graphic Designer, Miss Halee’s Graphic Design
  • Scott Peterson – Instructional Technology Coach, Marion Center Area School District
  • Justin DeCarlo – Artist/Graphic Designer, Self Employed 

More than 100 students placed in their event making them eligible to attend and compete at the State Leadership Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania in April. 

Robert Camp was pleased to host the Region 3 FLBA Conference again at IUP. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to encourage high school leaders who are exploring various business paths and to showcase the outstanding facilities of IUP and the Eberly College. We appreciate our partnership with FBLA and are impressed with the efforts of the students and their teachers in preparing for these competitions.”