PBL’s Spring Blood Drive

On Tuesday, April 2, PBL Business Club brought a blood drive to DSU’s campus. Around 50 DSU students and faculty stepped foot into the Community Blood Bank’s Bloodmobile throughout the day.

PBL (Phi Beta Lambda) is a business club on Dakota State’s campus. In the past, it has had one blood drive per academic year, but due to the recent high participation, the club will begin to have a blood drive each semester. “We do think it is a really important community service event we can do and it does make a difference,” shared club president Lindsey Vogl, “There have been a lot of first-time donors who had never done it before, and then the next time [we have a blood drive], they come back.”

The Community Bloodmoblie

Beyond the blood drives, PBL has a strong presence on campus and in the Madison community. Every year, the club sells Trojan cards and rakes leaves for people in the community. This year, PBL also sold chocolates in the Trojan Center. Many of the club’s events are fundraisers for members to attend conferences. During the last weekend of March, several club members competed at the state business conference and qualified to travel to San Antonio, TX, for the national conference this summer. The conferences include competitions for business as well as; cyber fields, graphic design, and many other areas of interest. Similarly, students in all majors are welcomed and encouraged to become a part of the club at DSU.