Of the nine members who competed, five received national recognition by finishing in the top ten of their respective events, including four who placed in the top five. Junior James Price (Hurricane, Utah) finished third overall in the Help Desk competition and sixth in Website Design; senior Brody Mikesell (Henefer, Utah) placed fourth in Impromptu Speaking; and senior Bryan Poulsen (Hurricane, Utah) and junior Kari Lopez (Fountain Valley, Calif.) took fifth place in Desktop Publishing. Mikesell also teamed with senior Samantha Warnick (Wanship, Utah) for a seventh place finish in Hospitality Management.
Additionally during the conference, senior Byan Poulsen successfully campaigned for national office, winning the position of Western Region Vice President.
“I am very proud of the way our students represented themselves; they worked hard in preparing for their events and for running for office,” said PBL adviser and business adjunct Kent Brown. “These competitions allow students an opportunity for valuable hands-on experience. We have some extraordinary students at Dixie State.”
In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and listened to motivational keynote speakers on a broad range of business topics.
For more information on Dixie State’s PBL program, contact Kent Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.