NGTC Phi Beta Lambda Students Earn Top Honors at Nationals

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Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members recently earned top honors during the 2022 Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA–PBL) National Leadership Conference held in Chicago. The NGTC PBL Chapter received a total of five national awards as well as the National Hollis and Kitty Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit.  

Nicole Edwards of Blue Ridge, Ga., Emily Linz of Cornelia, Ga., Nicole May of Blairsville, Ga., and Jessica Smith of Blairsville, Ga., placed second in Parliamentary Procedures. Samantha Byers of Blairsville, Ga., and Alexis Whittemore of Blairsville, Ga., received third place in Business Law. Whittemore also claimed third place in Sales Presentations while Linz placed fifth in Administrative Support Technology.  

The NGTC PBL Chapter also earned seventh in Local Chapter Annual Business Reports, and Byers and Whittemore were recognized as incoming PBL state officers. NGTC PBL members also attended leadership sessions and workshops throughout the conference.  

“We are very proud of these NGTC PBL members,” said Business Technology Instructor and PBL Adviser Mona Williams. “It is nice to see students step out of their comfort zone and shine. The confidence they portrayed when competing in their events was contagious.”  

“We had a wonderful time taking this group of NGTC PBL students to Chicago for our National Leadership Conference,” said NGTC Student Affairs Specialist and PBL Adviser Emily Sullens. “My favorite part of the conference was watching how excited everyone was to be on stage at the awards ceremony. These ladies worked hard to prepare, and the awards were well deserved.”  

“The NGTC Phi Beta Lambda Chapter is an outstanding group of students and advisers who are continually recognized among the best of the best,” said NGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Mindy Glander. “We are tremendously proud of these women for their accomplishments at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference and look forward to watching them succeed in their future endeavors.”   

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. For more information regarding North Georgia Technical College programs, admission, or student organizations, visit northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7700.  

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Pictured (left to right): Alexis Whittemore; Samantha Byers; Jessica Smith; Mona Williams, adviser; Emily Sullens, adviser; Emily Linz; Nicole Edwards; and Nicole May; (not pictured) Angela Banks, adviser.
Pictured (left to right): Alexis Whittemore; Samantha Byers; Jessica Smith; Mona Williams, adviser; Emily Sullens, adviser; Emily Linz; Nicole Edwards; and Nicole May; (not pictured) Angela Banks, adviser.

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