SGTC PBL brings home awards from South District Competition

Published 12:30 pm Thursday, May 26, 2016

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) students from both the Americus campus Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter and the Crisp County Center chapter recently competed in the Phi Beta Lambda South District Competition, hosted at Southern Regional Technical College’s Tifton campus. SGTC students captured four first place wins, five second place, four third, and a fourth- and fifth-place win for a total of 15 awards.
First place winners included D.W. Persall of Cordele and Tia Edwards of Cordele, Battle of the Chapters; D.W. Persall, Word Processing; and Dorothea Brown of Cordele, Justice Administration.
Second place winners were D.W. Persall, Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Tonekita Rogers of Cordele and Mykaula Harvey of Cordele, Business Presentation; Tia Edwards, Marketing Concepts; and Racarda Blackmon of Americus, Computer Concepts.
Competitors who earned third place included Tia Edwards, Retail Management; Racarda Blackmon, Networking Concepts; Maya Dunn of Oglethorpe, Marketing Concepts; and Fierra Riley of Americus, Hospitality Management.
Maya Dunn also placed fourth in Entrepreneurial Concepts and Fierra Riley earned fifth place in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.
Advisors for the Americus campus PBL chapter include Andrea Oates and Donna Lawrence. Teresa Jolly and Karen Bloodworth are the advisors for the Crisp County Center campus chapter.
SGTC’s PBL members hope to compete in PBL state competitions, to be held in Atlanta in April.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are the largest business career student organizations in the world. The FBLA high school division has 215,000 members while the post-secondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. Phi Beta Lambda allows students to build a portfolio of documented accomplishments as a complement to their academic experience. The organization helps develop leadership, communication, and team skills that can be applied in the business setting.