SANFORD — Four Central Carolina Community College Phi Beta Lambda Club members brought home first-place awards from competitive events at the North Carolina State PBL Leadership Conference April 8-10 in Charlotte.
Twelve CCCC Phi Beta Lambda members attended the event. Among them, they earned an additional 10 place awards. Seven qualified to compete in the national conference, to be held in July in Nashville, Tenn. About 300 PBL members from 35 North Carolina community colleges and universities attended the Charlotte conference.
Phi Beta Lambda is the national organization for students in post-secondary schools and colleges who are enrolled in business, office, and business education programs. PBL is an integral part of the instructional program and promotes civic and personal responsibility. There are 41 active PBL chapters in North Carolina.
State Conference winners from Central Carolina Community College are: Melvin Smith — First Place, Business Ethics and Marketing Concepts; Alex Benitez and Kevin Hutchinson — First Place, Small Business Management Plan; Shirley Rijkse — First Place, HR Management, and Third Place, Accounting Principles; Tanya Haislip — Second Place, Accounting for Professionals; Nick Wicker — Second Place, Contemporary Sports Issues;
Cheryl Reynolds — Third Place, Accounting Analysis and Decision Making, and Third Place, Financial Analysis; Donna Flowers — Third Place, Business Communication; Nico Boncales — Fourth Place, Sales Presentation; Rachel Martin — Fourth Place, Accounting Analysis and Decision Making; Donna Flowers, Tanya Haislip, Alex Benitez, and Nico Boncales — Fourth Place, Parliamentary Procedure; and, Jessica Krieger — Seventh Place, Computer Concepts.
“I am very proud of what our PBL members accomplished,” said Joni Pavlik, CCCC Dean of Business and Media Technologies & Public Services, who attended the conference awards banquet.
College President, Dr. Bud Marchant said he is looking forward to the college’s PBL students competing in the nationals.
Central Carolina C.C. PBL advisers and business instructors Drew Goodson, Johnny Shull and Diane Kannarr accompanied the students to the event. At the conference, they also proctored tests and administered other judged events.
For information on the CCCC PBL chapter, contact Goodson, Shull or Kannarr at the college, (919) 775-5401.