(Marietta, Ga. – April 18, 2014) Three students attended the 2013 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference at the Westin Atlanta Hotel April 11-13, 2014. Many students from two-year and four-year colleges attended the conference, with over 350 competing in events.
From Chattahoochee Technical College, Stacy McCurdy of Marietta received second place in Desktop Publishing and fifth place in Accounting and also received recognition for achieving the Director’s Level of CMAP-Career and Membership Achievement Program. Kelly Beyermann of Woodstock received second place in Computer Applications and fifth place in Word Processing. Jeff Mathis of Dallas was nominated a second year to Who’s Who in Phi Beta Lambda and placed in the top ten in Impromptu Speaking. These students will compete in business events at the National Leadership Conference in June at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
PBL, a division of Future Business Leaders of America, also hosts annual state and national competitions that recognize and reward excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top state winners then are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference each summer.
The Georgia PBL State Leadership Conference showcases students competing in business related leadership events including impromptu speaking, future business executive, job interviewing, public speaking and sales presentations. Other competition areas covered topics consisting of principles of accounting for professionals, computer applications, business communication, business decision making, financial services, hospitality management, human resource management and network design.