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Accounting Student Receives Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award - May 2015

Huntsman Students Win Top Honors at PBL National Leadership Conference

Huntsman students Josh Shelhamer, McKell Nelson, Glen Tonge, and Benjamin McCulloch traveled to Chicago this summer to showcase their business talents.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 24–27. More than 1,600 students from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business-related competitive events.

Josh Shelhamer and McKell Nelson brought home sixth place in Emerging Business Issues and Glen Tonge was awarded the ninth place prize for Sports and Entertainment Management.

“Winning these national awards shows that Huntsman students can and do compete with the best and brightest across the nation,” said Brent Meacham, FBLA-PBL Adviser and Huntsman School Marketing Coordinator.

Shelhamer and Nelson attribute part of their national award to help from a Huntsman School professor.

“Professor Eric Schultz, one of our marketing professors, helped us develop our ideas and fine tune our presentation,” Shelhamer said. “The Huntsman School is full of people like Professor Schultz who really care and are willing to put in extra time to help their students to be successful.”