The Valparaiso University chapter of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda recently participated and competed in a National Leadership Conference.

Founded and chartered this past year by five recent business graduates, Phi Beta Lambda recruited a total of 57 charter members. The students participated and competed in State competition in Indiana in March, and 17 students placed to compete at the National Level. Of the 17 who placed, nine participated in the National Conference, held June 24-28 in San Antonio, Texas.

“It was exciting to see the Valpo name and spirit displayed in such a wonderful way,” said Tami Maxey, College of Business academic advisor and chapter advisor to Phi Beta Lambda.


Several Valpo students were recognized individually at the conference, bringing back trophies and cash prizes. The Valpo chapter was also recognized as the largest chapter in Indiana and received an award and recognition for being the second-largest local chapter in the North Central Region, which spans nine states.

Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is the largest student business organization in the world, bringing business and education together. The Valpo chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is open to all majors across campus.