NSU student receives national recognition at PBL virtual event

NSU logo next to smiling student photo

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student William Ellwanger received national recognition at a virtual Phi Beta Lambda event this summer.

Ellwanger earned eighth place in the “Contemporary Sports Issues” category at the PBL National Leadership Experience, which took place in June.

Ellwanger, of Pierre, is the 2020-21 President of Northern’s PBL Chapter/Business Club, which is a career-focused student business organization. Faculty advisors for the club are NSU Associate Professor of Management/Honors Program Director Dr. Kristi Bockorny and Assistant Professor of Marketing/Management Dr. Amber Henderson.

"William has been an active and valuable member of NSU’s PBL Chapter, and we’re very proud of his national recognition,” Henderson said. “PBL offers many leadership development opportunities, including regional and national competitive events. However, much of the leadership development happens on campus and in the community throughout the entire year."  

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and, soon, an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $120 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.