More than 1,800 of America’s college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., on June 24-27 to participate in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference and to compete for the opportunity to win more than $95,000 in cash awards.
Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Tori Ash and Bethany Graham from St. Charles Community College received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27. Tori and Bethany competed in Business Ethics and brought home eighth place in the nation.
For 2017, teams were asked to review a recent ethical case related to the automobile industry and discuss why it happened, how it should be resolved and what could have prevented it.
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
For more information about the SCC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, contact Andrea Compton, chapter advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-922-8321.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Va., just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.