Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) students brought home Chapter of the Year and other top awards from the 2022 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference held in Atlanta. The NGTC PBL Chapter received a total of 16 awards with all six students qualifying to attend the 2022 National Leadership Conference.
In addition to being named Chapter of the Year, the NGTC PBL Chapter received the Platinum Chapter Award of Merit, first place in Local Chapter Annual Business Reports, and first place for March of Dimes donations. Nicole Edwards of Blue Ridge, Ga., received the Who’s Who in PBL Award, while Samantha Byers of Blairsville, Ga. and Alexis Whittemore of Blairsville, Ga., were elected to serve as PBL state officers.
First place winners included Byers and Whittemore in Business Law; Jessica Smith of Blairsville, Ga., in Insurance Concepts; Nicole May of Blairsville, Ga., in Project Management; Whittemore in Sales Presentations; and Byers, Edwards, May, Smith and Emily Linz of Cornelia, Ga., in Parliamentary Procedures.
Linz claimed second place in Administrative Support Technology and Management Concepts, while Edwards received second place in Marketing Concepts and fifth place in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. May placed third in Accounting Principles, and Smith placed fifth in Entrepreneurship Concepts.
“We are so proud of our NGTC Phi Beta Lambda students for attending and competing at the state conference in Atlanta,” said NGTC Student Affairs Specialist and PBL Adviser Emily Sullens. “Six students participated in competitive events and qualified to complete at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June. We are excited for our students to have these experiences, and we enjoy watching them build confidence and learn more about what it takes to be a future business leader.”
“North Georgia Technical College is extremely proud of the many accomplishments that our Phi Beta Lambda Chapter and the supporting advisors have achieved this year,” said NGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Mindy Glander. “We have always enjoyed great success with PBL at NGTC, but this group is exemplary. I know the students will forever remember the knowledge, skill, and confidence they have gained from participating in PBL and the associated competitive events. This experience will benefit them greatly as they enter the workforce. We are super excited for them and know they will continue to make us proud as they move on to the National Leadership Conference.”
PBL is a premier student business leadership organization that offers programming to develop competent, success-oriented student leaders. It is one of the largest student membership organizations within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), with more than 600 members statewide. The PBL National Leadership Conference will be held in Chicago, June 24-27, 2022.