Students from Chattahoochee Technical College were top award winners at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda 2019 National Leadership Conference held recently in San Antonio, Texas.
Nicole Sciortino, of Paulding County, earned a first-place award in the national event’s Social Media Challenge. Facing scenarios that included creating social media campaign strategies in record time, Sciortino used her expertise and creativity to address the challenges and bring home the top award. Sciortino is a student in the Chattahoochee Tech Marketing Management program, where she is specializing in social media. She is also already putting her skills to use as a social media manager for The Mauldin Group, a digital marketing agency serving Atlanta.
“We are so proud to have such a talented and creative team member at The Mauldin Group,” said Managing Director Bonnie Mauldin about Chattahoochee Tech student Nicole Sciortino. “Nicole not only strives to be the best in her studies, but she is also dedicated to bringing to our clients amazing social media solutions.”
Chattahoochee Tech students Alicia Thompson and Sue Nguyen, both of Cobb County, placed second in Management Analysis and Decision Making at the national competition. Nguyen also placed third in Sales Presentation, with Thompson finishing in tenth place. Jemetria Mabrey, of Cobb County, placed fourth in Computer Animation. Also competing at the national event were Chattahoochee Tech students Stephanie Chadwick and Aerika McCants, both of Cobb County.
“My favorite thing about serving as their advisor is seeing the success these students achieve through their hard work and dedication,” said Chattahoochee Tech Business Management Instructor Ryan Greene. “To see them smile when their names were called showed the pride they took in their achievements. I was thrilled to shared in this great moment in their lives.”
Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is the nation’s largest business student organization for college students from two-year and four-year colleges, with over 10,000 members and more than 500 chapters across the United States.