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Eddy Receives National Honor

By Staff | Oct 23, 2019

Nathan Eddy received third place honors in Business Communication at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference.

More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Texas to Create. Lead. Inspire. as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $114,000 in cash awards.

The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference was held June 24 through the 27 in San Antonio. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.

Nathan Eddy of Tyler County and from Ohio Valley University in Vienna, WV received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27. Eddy competed in Business Communication and brought home third place.

This event requires participants to prepare a business document using limited-provided information while making a crucial decision at the same time in addition to a 100-question exam covering a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, mechanics of English grammar, formatting of business messages, cross-cultural communication, and nonverbal communication.

The exam and creative writing exercise carry equal weight in scoring among participants.

“After so many years of work, it feels amazing to finally reach this point in my goals and dreams. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout these years. I cannot express enough my gratitude to you all,” said Eddy from Ohio Valley University.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.