SGTC observes Free Enterprise Day with proclamation during FBLA-PBL Week

Published 12:55 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Phi Beta Lambda celebrated Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) week recently with the signing of a proclamation. SGTC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers and Americus Mayor Barry Blount joined SGTC PBL President Racarda Blackmon in signing the proclamation.
SGTC’s PBL Advisor Andrea Oates, Ed.D., and Donna Lawrence were also present along with other SGTC PBL officers and members to witness this event. The Webster County High School FBLA group attended the proclamation signing and were part of a special PBL American Enterprise Day program featuring Tone Williams, president and owner of, LLC of Atlanta.
FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Through integrated programs and curriculum, FBLA-PBL is on the leading edge of career and technical education. Promoting business ethics is critical to their organization and to the future of the Americus economy.
In the past 65 years, FBLA-PBL has trained literally millions of today’s leaders in American business. FBLA-PBL has made a positive impact on America, providing our youth are ready, willing, and able to take the reins of leadership and help guide America towards a brighter tomorrow.

FBLA-PBL promotes career, technical, and business education; values free enterprise; creates citizenship; and fosters the inner growth of children as they transition from school to work – it is truly the premier student business organization.

For more information on SGTC’s PBL chapter, contact Andrea Oates at 229.931.2705 or