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    University of Scranton students won top awards at state level business competitions as well as at the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference. This is the first year of the Future Business Leaders of America college chapter at Scranton.
    July 13, 2021

    University of Scranton students won top awards at state level business competitions to qualify for the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in their first year of existence as a chapter at Scranton. The national Future Business Leaders of America conference is for collegiate business students from across the United States in addition to a few other countries who have successfully competed at the state level and qualified for the highest level of competition.

    Scranton’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter won 1st Place for Local Chapter Annual Business Report and 2nd Place, Gold Seal Chapter Designation – Most Outstanding – at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference. At the 2021 National Leadership Conference, the Scranton chapter came in 8th Place for Local Chapter Annual Business Report, which is a 15-page summary the chapter’s activities for the year.

    Carolina Murphy ’22, Jenkintown, and Matthew Kronenberg ’22, Succasunna, New Jersey, competed as a team and took 1stplace for Financial Analysis and Decision Making at the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, becoming the first national champions in the history of the University’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter. Both also won 1st place in Financial Analysis and Decision Making at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference.

    Murphy serves as vice president the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. She is a finance major at Scranton.

    Kronenberg is the treasurer of Scranton’s chapter and is a finance major.

    At the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier, Peter Amicucci ’22, Poughquag, New York, came in 1st Place for Future Business Executive and 2nd Place for Organizational Behavior and Leadership, qualifying him for national competition in both categories. At the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, he came in 6th place in Organizational Behavior and Leadership and in 6th place in Future Business Executive.

    Amicucci is the president of the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. He is an operations management major.

    Kevin Scanlon ’22, Verona, New Jersey, and Joseph DeFeo ’23, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, came in 2nd place in the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making and qualified as a team to compete at the national conference. They came in 5th place in the Marketing Analysis and Decision Making event at the 2021 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.

    Scanlon is the historian for the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. He is a history major. He also came in as First Pennsylvania PBL Alternate for Entrepreneurship Concepts at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier.

    DeFeo is the secretary for the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. He is a marketing major at Scranton. He also participated in Management and Marketing at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier.

    Thomas Yager ’23, Randolph, New Jersey, came in 1st Place for Financial Concepts at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier and competed in that category at the national leadership conference. He is an accounting major.

    Hirali Patel ’23, East Stroudsburg, received the CMAP Directors Award Winner at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier. She participated in Management Concepts and Personal Finance at the state qualifier. Patel is an accounting major at Scranton.

    Justin Galli ’23, Wayne, New Jersey, participated in Microeconomics at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference Qualifier. He is an accounting major at Scranton.

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