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Future Business Leaders Get Warm Campus Welcome on Chilly Wednesday

Joseph J. Balduino, director of recruitment, welcomes FBLA Region 7 Leadership Conference participants to the Penn College campus.
Joseph J. Balduino, director of recruitment, welcomes FBLA Region 7 Leadership Conference participants to the Penn College campus.
Wayne R. Sheppard, assistant professor of building construction management and one of the day’s event judges, encourages students to look into not only business degrees, but specialized business degrees.
Wayne R. Sheppard, assistant professor of building construction management and one of the day’s event judges, encourages students to look into not only business degrees, but specialized business degrees.
– Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality, offers an overview of the school’s programs.
– Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality, offers an overview of the school’s programs.
Participants recite the FBLA pledge.
Participants recite the FBLA pledge.
Michael R. Triassi offers an etiquette workshop in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
Michael R. Triassi offers an etiquette workshop in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.

Hundreds of students, representing 17 area junior and senior high schools, convened at Penn College on Wednesday for the Future Business Leaders of America Region 7 Leadership Conference. The students attended a keynote address by Kathryn Ecker, founder of and CEO of LTI Consulting LLC, attended workshops led by local business leaders that offered practical tips for success, and competed in dozens of categories for the opportunity to enter state-level competition. Many Penn College employees lent a hand by welcoming students to campus during opening ceremonies and by serving as competition judges, while Michael R. Triassi, director of sales and restaurant operations in the college’s School of Business & Hospitality, provided a workshop on business luncheon etiquette.