SRTC Phi Beta Lambda Students Compete and Place at State Competition

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Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) students recently competed and placed in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Georgia State Competition in Atlanta. SRTC was represented by 30 students from each of the College’s three chapters: PBL-Moultrie, PBL-Thomasville, and PBL-Tifton. The participating students brought home a total of 31 competitive awards and numerous chapter honors.

Awards were presented as follows:

PBL Moultrie Chapter:

1st place – Battle of the Chapters: Stephanie Jimenez and Susan Musgrove

1st place – Business Ethics: Lisa Steffy

2nd place – Marketing Analysis and Decision Making: Meghan Lovett

2nd place – Business Decision Making: Oscar Torres

3rd place – Marketing Concepts: Meghan Lovett

3rd place – Community Service Project: Stephanie Jimenez and Oscar Torres

5th place – Business Communications: Stephanie Jimenez

PBL Thomasville Chapter:

2nd place – Job Interview: Jimmy Smith

3rd place – Statistical Analysis: Reather Venable

3rd place – Human Resource Management: Gail Lawson

3rd Place – Battle of the Chapters: James Barnes and Jimmy Smith

4th place – Impromptu Speaking: Jimmy Smith

4th place – Hospitality Management – Gail Lawson

Chapter Award

1st in FBLA interaction

PBL Tifton Chapter:

1st place – Personal Finance: Lisey Miley

1st place – Computer Applications: Lisey Miley

1st place – Networking Concepts: Justin Sutton

1st place – Statistical Analysis: Charles Young

1st place – Macroeconomics: Shannon Howard

2nd place – Microeconomics: Shannon Howard

2nd place – Information Management: Bryan Barfield

2nd place – Human Resource Management: Wendy Light

2nd place – Financial Concepts: Brittany Wright

2nd place – Computer Concepts: Justin Sutton

3rd place – Administrative Technology: Jasmine Howard

3rd place – Cybersecurity: Bryan Barfield

3rd place – Organizational Behavior and Leadership: Wendy Light

3rd place – Business Presentation: DeMarcus Jones

3rd place – Emerging Business Issues: Garrett Newell

4th place – Human Resource Management: Johnny Howard

4th place – Contemporary Sports Issues: Johnny Howard

5th place – Cybersecurity: Talycia Hamilton

Chapter Award

Platinum Level Award of Merit

3rd place in Local Chapter Annual Business Report

These talented students competed against other college students (from technical colleges and 4-year institutions) from across the state. In June, all first place finishers will have the opportunity to travel to Anaheim, CA for the next level of competition at the PBL National Leadership Conference.

“I am very proud of all of our students who represented SRTC at the PBL state competition. Each of these students embodied SRTC with the utmost level of professionalism and I am extremely honored to be part of their success. All of us at SRTC wish our students the very best of luck as they head to Nationals this summer. I have no doubt they will continue to be great ambassadors of our College,” commented Dr. Craig Wentworth, SRTC President.

Phi Beta Lambda is a national, nonprofit organization and educational association with a quarter million student members preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students; FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students; Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and Professional Division for business people, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association. The mission of PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

PBL hosts these competitive events as part of their National Awards Program, which was established to recognize and reward excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Each competitive event, which is categorized as individual, team or chapter, is governed by specific guidelines and judged by a panel of judges who rate competitors with a rating sheet specific to the category.

SRTC offers over 148 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu or call (888) 205 – 3449.

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