Grand View Phi Beta Lambda Members Headed to Nationals

April 9, 2018

This past weekend, Grand View University's Phi Beta Lambda sent two members to the Iowa Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. Those students were Grand View University's Secretary and 2017-2018 State of Iowa's Phi Beta Lambda Vice President Sarah Roemer and PBL member Cale Anselme. 

Cale Anselme competed in three events: Management Concepts, Marketing Concepts, and Organizational Behavior & Leadership. Cale received fourth place in Management Concepts, third place in Marketing Concepts, and second place in Organizational Behavior & Leadership. Cale will be graduating this April with a Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration.

Cale stated, "I think that the State Leadership Conference was a great opportunity to put my knowledge to the test, meet a lot of new people, and learn from many professionals."

Sarah Roemer competed in three events: Public Speaking, Job Interview, and Future Business Educator. Sarah received first place in Public Speaking, first place in Job Interview, and first place in Future Business Educator. Sarah also campaigned to be re-elected as the State of Iowa's Phi Beta Lambda Vice President. With the help of local chapters who attended the conference, Sarah was re-elected and sworn in to be the 2018-2019 State of Iowa's Phi Beta Lambda Vice President.

Sarah Roemer is currently a sophomore at Grand View University double majoring in Accounting and Finance. With the help of PBL and her family, she will be graduating April of 2019, a year earlier than expected. Sarah plans to go on to receive her Master's in Accounting and CPA designation.

"I am honored to compete with amazing competitors who I now call friends," says Sarah Roemer. "I was not expecting to place in any of my events that I competed in, but rather was cheering on other PBL members to place to go on to nationals. I was blessed to receive first place in all three events I competed in. I put a lot of time and effort into preparing my materials and practicing my presentations."

Sarah also stated, "I decided to campaign for re-election to the State of Iowa's Phi Beta Lambda Vice President position for 2018-2019, because I am passionate about this organization. Being apart of PBL has changed my life, provides me with endless opportunities, and helps me follow my dreams. I did lobby against another candidate in order to receive the position. However, I realized that whatever the results were, I was honored just to be apart of this organization. Fortunately, local chapters across Iowa saw the leader in me and re-elected me as the State of Iowa's Phi Beta Lambda Vice President. Being re-elected provides endless opportunities and is a true honor."

Sarah Roemer continues, "I want to thank Grand View University's Phi Beta Lambda members, professors, students, other Iowa PBL chapters, friends and family for supporting and encouraging me to follow my dreams."

Cale Anselme qualified to go to the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Organizational Behavior & Leadership. Congratulations Cale!

Sarah Roemer qualified to go to the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Public Speaking, Job Interview, and Future Business Educator. Congratulations Sarah!

Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, this June. Students from the United States and other countries will compete for recognition in their competitive events. Over 1,200 students will attend this conference.

Once again, congratulations Cale Anselme for qualifying for nationals and your upcoming graduation.

 Congratulations is once again in order for Sarah Roemer for qualifying for nationals and being re-elected for State of Iowa's Phi Beta Lambda Vice President!