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Drake State Places at the Phi Beta Lambda Conference


Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is part of the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, PBL helps over thousands of members prepare for careers in business. At J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, Phi Beta Lambda students have been very busy preparing for their futures in business.  Students have participated in leadership development, academic competitions, educational programs, community service and have received quite a number of awards and recognitions.  This year’s Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference was held April 8-9 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Birmingham, Alabama.


Dr. Verlindsey Stewart, Office Systems Technology Instructor, explains “members develop essential soft skills by holding chapter officer positions at the local, state, and national levels; by networking with accomplished business professionals; and by participating in business-focused workshops, seminars, and academic competitions; members create career portfolios, enhance their knowledge with world-recognized skills certifications, and have access to select college scholarships; and members demonstrate their business expertise at high-profile regional, state, and national competitive events. The top students are recognized with trophies and cash awards.” The winners of Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership are as follows:


Administrative Technology

William Patrick-1st Place

Small Business Management Plan

Nannetta Taylor-1st Place

Sales Presentation

Nannetta Taylor-3rd Place

Human Resource Management (Team Event)

Vanessa Cole-3rd Place

Vickie Johnson 

Michelle Paige

The 1st Place winners from the Alabama State Leadership Conference in Birmingham, AL will be competing at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference being held in Atlanta, GA June 23-28, 2016.

Pictured from left to right at the Leadership Conference in Birmingham are Vickie Johnson, Nannetta Taylor, Michelle Paige, Vanessa Cole, Apasra Moore and Christopher Patrick

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