Dickinson State University (DSU) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members attended the ND PBL State Leadership Conference in Mandan Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, 2022. During this conference, students attended workshops, competed in up to three career skills competitions, and networked with other college students and business professionals.

Several DSU students earned top placements in their individual and team competitions. These students will have the opportunity to move on to the next level of competition at the PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June.

Accounting for Professionals

Second Place: Hugues Niyimbona
Third Place: Natasha Baranko

Business Ethics

Third Place: Anna Kazimierska

Entrepreneurship Concepts

Second Place: Braxton Selle

Financial Concepts

First Place: Anthony Campbell
Second Place: Braxton Selle
Third Place: Hugues Niyimbona

Information Management

First Place: Natasha Baranko

Job Interview

Third Place: Madison Pearson

Management Concepts

Third Place: Anthony Campbell

Marketing Concepts

Second Place: Madison Pearson


Second Place: Anna Kazimierska

Organizational Behavior & Leadership

First Place: Anna Kazimierska

Retail Management

First Place: Anthony Campbell

All PBL members are eligible to receive a “Who’s Who” award that is presented to deserving individuals in recognition of their outstanding service to PBL, either at the chapter or state level. Several DSU PBL members earned this recognition for the 2021-22 academic year.

Who’s Who Award (chapter level)

Anna Kazimierska
Natasha Baranko
Braxton Selle

Kazimierska served as the ND Vice President of Member Development during the 2021-22 year and was instrumental in the planning and operation of the ND State Leadership Conference. During the conference, Kazimierska was elected as the President of the North Dakota PBL for the 2022-23 year. We look forward to the leadership she will provide to the North Dakota PBL.

DSU’s chapter also won the award for Largest Local Chapter Membership.

“This group of PBL members has never had the opportunity to attend a leadership conference in person due to the covid restrictions in place the past two years, so it was fun to finally get to attend an in-person conference with them,” said Amy Kass, chapter advisor and assistant professor of accounting at DSU. “I am proud of how DSU’s members participated in and showed enthusiasm for the sessions and workshops offered throughout the conference, and I am especially proud of how well they did in their competitions. I look forward to seeing them participate in the PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June!”

Congratulations PBL students on your excellent work, and good luck at the National Conference!