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VSU Business Students Win Prestigious Statewide Awards

Published date: May 8, 2017

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Left to right (front): Dr. Emmanuel Omojokun, dean; Justin Camp; Kamaya Reid; Louis Dabney, advisor;
Dr. Aurelia Donald, advisor; Brandon Green(back) Regan Taylor, Terrill Shephard, Elette Ocloo

This past spring, six Virginia State University students from the Reginald F. Lewis College of Business competed in the Virginia Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference and Competition in Richmond, Va.

The VSU team brought home several first and second-place awards, qualifying the members to advance to the National Leadership Conference and Competition in Anaheim, Calif. in June. The individual and duo awards won were:

First Place:

  • Business Sustainability – Elette Ocloo and Kamaya Reid
  • Emerging Business Issues – Elette Ocloo and Kamaya Reid
  • Strategic Analysis and Decision Making – Justin Camp and Regan Taylor

Second Place:   

  • Public Speaking – Justin Camp
  • Website Design – Brandon Green
  • Business Ethics – Regan Taylor and Terrill Shephard
  • Business Plan Presentation – Terrill Shephard and Brandon Green

The team competed against students from the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University, George Mason University, James Madison University and Longwood University. Coached and advised by Dr. Aurelia Donald and Professor Louis Dabney, the team consisted of the following members: Justin Camp of Petersburg, Va.; Regan Taylor and Brandon Green of Richmond, Va.; and Terrill Shephard, Kamya Reid and Elette Ocloo of New York. 

Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, is the largest business student organization in the world. Phi Beta Lambda’s mission is “To bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

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