BSC students win in state business skills competition
Posted on 4/21/2011
Front row: Susan Westbrook, Nathan Leier, Jerica Jesz Back row: Karen Nathe (adviser), Joshua Taghon, Christina Zastawniak, Stacey Gerhardt, Miranda Nelson, Lynette Borjeson Painter (adviser), Jennifer Shelstad
Eight Bismarck State College students won awards at the state Phi Beta Lambda Future Business Leaders of America competition March 31-April 2 on the BSC campus.
Among those students, three first place winners and three second place winners qualified to compete in the national competition in Orlando, Fla., in June.
Susan Westbrook of Bismarck received an individual first place award in the Computer Applications contest. She also took home a third place in Word Processing.
The team of Jennifer Shelstad and Richard Sagmiller won the Desktop Publishing competition. Both students are from Mandan. Another BSC team, Jerica Jesz of McClusky and Miranda Nelson of Bismarck, took the second place spot in Desktop Publishing.
Joshua Taghon of Bismarck qualified for nationals with second place individual awards in Computer Applications and Word Processing.
Third place awards went to Nathan Leier of Hague in Computer Applications and Sports Marketing and Management, and Christina Zastawniak of Beulah in Database Design and Applications. Zastawniak and Stacey Gerhardt of Flasher teamed for third place in Desktop Publishing, giving BSC a sweep in that category.
State winners represent enrollment in Graphic Arts and Communications, Computer Information Systems and Business and Office Technology programs.
Phi Beta Lambda is a professional organization for college students interested in pursuing business-related careers. Its mission is to bring business and education together through innovative leadership and career development.