Polk Phi Beta Lambda Brings Home State Awards

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Members of Polk State’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda brought home a slew of awards from the organization’s State Leadership Conference, and four students will be moving on to the National Leadership Conference in June.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is the nation’s oldest and largest education association, with 250,000 student members preparing for careers in business or business-related fields. FBLA-PBL has four divisions; PBL is the division for postsecondary institutions.

The Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference took place in Orlando in late March.

Among those who brought back awards:

Jim Harmon, Lakeland

  • 1st place in Computer Concepts
  • 1st place in Accounting Principles
  • 2nd place in Management Concepts

Jamie Butler, Winter Haven

  • 2nd place in Job Interview
  • 5th place in Information Management

Sonu Thakor, Lakeland

  • 5th place in Cyber Security

Ebony Bellamy, Winter Haven

  • 1st place in Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • 2nd place in Human Resource Management

Melissa Altamirano, Haines City

  • 4th place in Computer Applications

Cedriss Saint-Louis, Winter Haven

  • 1st place in Help Desk
  • 2nd place in Cyber Security
  • 5th place in Networking Concepts

Students who finished in 1st or 2nd place qualify to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Nashville in June.

The Polk State students competed against 16 other colleges and universities, including Miami Dade College, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Florida.

Polk State offers the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, which offers concentrations in Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Healthcare Administration, Public Administration, and Public Safety Management. Polk State’s Business Administration associate’s degrees offers specializations in Healthcare Administration, Insurance, Management and Marketing.