Area high schools visited the Saint Francis University Shields School of Business Friday to attend the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference.
Hosted by the SFU Enactus team, the event featured more than 350 students from Altoona Area HS, Bishop Guilfoyle, Tussey Mountain, Forest Hills, Hollidaysburg, Northern Bedford, and Claysburg-Kimmel competing in different business subjects for a chance to be recognized at the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference in April.
The Saint Francis University Enactus (formerly SIFE) team was founded by Dr. Randy Frye, Shields School of Business dean and Professor of Business Administration, and a small group of business students in 1998. Its mission has been to utilize collegiate student engagement to help others understand how the free enterprise system works ethically in the global marketplace. The Saint Francis University Enactus team strives to act in a manner that Saint Francis of Assisi, our patron Saint, would operate in the Marketplace if he were alive today. Our one simple purpose is to make a meaningful difference or contribution to the global community we are a part of. The efforts of our Enactus chapter have impacted thousands in our community. Saint Francis University Enactus has earned several regional championships and has placed at nationals, in addition to a variety of other awards.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.