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DeVry students excel in competition

DeVry University has a strong chapter of dedicated members of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), and on April 13-14 five PBL members from the Phoenix campus, located at 2149 W. Dunlap Ave., competed in the Arizona PBL 48th Annual State Leadership Conference.

Students from the Phoenix campus of DeVry University who recently competed in the Arizona Phi Beta Lambda 48th Annual State Leadership Conference are, from left: William Fullmer, Vincent Finona, Richard Hobbs, Sereina Brown and Ruth Melissa Nuñez (submitted photo).

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the oldest and largest national organization for students preparing for careers in business leadership.

More than 93 students competed in 42 events, representing major Arizona universities including Arizona State University, Embry-Riddle University, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix College and Eastern Arizona College.

The five Phoenix students—William Fullmer, Richard Hobbs, Vincent Finona, Sereina Brown and Ruth Melissa Nuñez—were able to win seven awards overall, and three of them placed in the top three of their individual categories.

Fullmer captured first place in Computer Concepts and Cyber Security, and second place in Entrepreneurship Concepts. Hobbs took home third place in both Project Management and Retail Management. Nuñez captured second place in Justice Administration, and third place in Personal Finance.

“I think it is a great confirmation to DeVry University that these students were capable of not only competing with students from larger universities, but also succeeding against them in these academic competitions,” said Peter Newman, chapter faculty advisor from DeVry University’s College of Business & Management, and faculty of the College of Engineering & Information Sciences/Media Arts Technology.

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