VSU Students Win First Place in “Emerging Business Issues” Competition
Two Virginia State University (VSU) students, from the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business at VSU, won first place in the Emerging Business Issues Competition at the annual Virginia State Leadership Conference for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) held in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Lawrence Fitch, of Petersburg, VA and Jerry Chris Dow, of Norfolk, VA worked as a team in the Emerging Business Issues Competition with the topic Ransomware and the Challenges that Businesses Undertake with Ransomware after Adopting Cloud Computing. Both students are senior Management Information Systems majors.
Other university participants included the University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech University.
Students also participated in additional competitions such as Business Ethics, Business Sustainability, Business Presentation, Social Media Challenge, Website Design and Mobile Application Development.
Based on the success of this year’s competition, VSU plans to expand its participation in the future.
Fitch and Dow will be representing Virginia State University and Virginia PBL at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, competing against teams from the other 49 states.
Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is the largest and oldest business student organization in the world. The organization is designed to prepare students for the business world by linking competitive events and seminars to real world activities.