|Rebecca Hubbard (second from right)|
If you happen to know Reynolds student Rebecca Hubbard, and you see her around campus with a big smile on her face, it is there with good reason.
Hubbard was honored with two national awards at the recent Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Chicago where more than 1,600 of the best and brightest college students from across the country showcased their talents and vied for the chance to win more than $81,000 in cash. The competition included events in accounting, business, leadership and technology. Hubbard took home first place awards in both macro and micro economics.
Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is the largest business career student organization in the world. The postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students.
FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer. Reynolds was well represented at this year’s National Leadership Conference by three students who had won statewide competitions.
For each of her awards Hubbard received a trophy and a scholarship of $700. She joined Phi Beta Lambda during 2013-14 session. Dr. Mel Burton, Professor, School of Business and Adviser to Phi Beta Lambda, noted, “Rebecca was my student in both macro and micro economics and one of the most brilliant students I have taught. I encouraged her to compete in economics because of her exceptional talent.”