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After placing at least third in a state-level competition, five Fox School of Business students who are members of the Phi Beta Lamda (PBL) business fraternity were invited to PBL’s June 24-27 National Leadership Conference to represent Temple in a series of competitions with other PBL members from schools ranging from Drexel and Penn State to Harvard and Stanford.
After a keynote speech by The Apprentice season-four winner and Philadelphia native Randall Pinkett, the PBL members competed in a variety of individual and team knowledge tests, debates and presentations. Of the five Fox students who attended, four placed in the top 10 in their respective events – the best showing in the decade since Fox’s PBL chapter was founded.
- Accounting major Norton Ayoub placed second in a small-business management knowledge test.
- International business and finance double major Ron Martin placed fourth in a financial services knowledge test.
- Entrepreneurship major Frank Fusaro placed sixth in an information management knowledge test.
- Accounting and international business major Zahra Safa placed eighth in a future business executive event.
- Finance major Eriks Mezgailis competed in a cyber-security knowledge test.
Fox’s PBL chapter also received PBL’s Outstanding Chapter Award in recognition of its fundraising efforts for March of Dimes.
Assistant Director Of Undergraduate Enrollment Kate Rickards helped make the students’ trip to San Antonio possible by booking hotels, assisting with organization and planning, and helping secure funding sources.
“Competing with schools like Harvard and Stanford was a tremendous opportunity for the five of us to demonstrate the power of a Fox education to the country,” Fusaro said.