Pfeiffer Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Students Attend State Leadership Conference

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The state Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference is held each year. The conference includes general sessions, business meetings, competitive events, officer elections, special-interest sessions, awards banquet, and social activities. The first- and second-place winners in all events with a national counterpart (with specific exceptions) and also third- place winners in test only events are eligible to advance to competition at the National Leadership Conference. 

Pfeiffer University’s 24 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members attended the NC State Leadership Conference that took place April 5 – 8, 2018, competing in 27 events. Awards were given for participants placing in the top 8 seats. First and second place winners will have a chance to move on to national competitions. We would like to congratulate the following students who represented Pfeiffer in these events.

Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Christopher Howard, Kevin Garcia, Eddie Pinon and Alexis Speaks

2018 North Carolina State Leadership Conference Award Winners
Accounting Principles: Brendan Jones - 8th place
Accounting for Professionals: Jessica Cloer - 2nd place
Business Ethics: Klay Gill, Jared Nelson and David Weir - 3rd place
Business Law: Tim Hoffman, Pedro Torres and Raul Ruiz - 7th place
Business Presentation: Tim Hoffman, Pedro Torres and Raul Ruiz - 2nd Place
Computer Applications: Kevin Garcia - 6th Place
Contemporary Sports Issues: Stenson Croom - 8th place; Brendan Jones - 5th place
Emerging Business Issues: Curtland Hanes and Marcin Malczyk - 1st Place
Entrepreneurship Concepts: Paxton Turner - 8th place
Financial Analysis and Decision Making: Paxton Turner and Jordan Fitzgerald - 4th Place
Global Design and Decision Making: Eddie Pinon and Cory Selander - 3rd Place
Hospitality Management: Klay Gill and Alexis Speaks - 1st Place
Impromptu Speaking: Alexis Speaks and Brianna Weber - 8th Place
Information Management: Nicole Scardilli - 4th place
Integrated Market Campaign: Liz Fortner - 3rd Place
Job Interview: Amanda Sports - 2nd Place
Macroeconomics: Tom Romanik - 3rd Place; Nicole Scardilli - 8th place
Management Analysis and Decision Making: Eddie Pinon and Dalton Huneycutt - 2nd Place
Management Concepts: Sam Baden - 5th Place
Marketing Analysis and Decision Making: Jordan Fitzgerald and Tim Hoffman - 4th Place
Marketing Concepts: David Weir and Jared Nelson - 1st place
Microeconomics: Kevin Garcia - 4th place
Organizational Behavior and Leadership: Amanda Sports - 4th place
Programming Concepts: Jessica Cloer - 6th place
Public Speaking: Brianna Weber - 6th place
Sports Management and Marketing: Stenson Croom - 5th place
Strategic Analysis and Decision Making: Marcin Malczyk, Curt Hanes and Dalton Huneycutt -1st place

This conference provides an opportunity for Phi Beta Lambda members from local chapters across the state to share ideas and challenges. 

These events are designed to improve the abilities of all chapter members in a variety of areas including impromptu speaking, parliamentary procedure, business knowledge and skills, and the preparation of written and oral reports, etc. Every event, if organized and conducted carefully at the local level, can contribute to the personal and professional development of members. 

PHI BETA LAMBDA is the national organization for all students in post-secondary schools and colleges enrolled in programs designed to develop them vocationally and professionally. The purpose of the organization is to provide opportunities for post-secondary and college students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations and business teacher education. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and, in addition, promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility."

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students across the nation preparing for careers in business and business related fields. FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. The high school division has 215,000 members, while the post secondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. The FBLA’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.