Beta Than the Rest
June 4, 2018 – Southeastern Technical College’s (STC) chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) proved its excellence after bringing home several victories at the State Leadership Conference on April 6 - 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Phi Beta Lambda, first established in 1945, is the largest career student business organization in the world. PBL helps more than 230,000 students prepare for careers in business. PBL strives to inspire students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Members of Phi Beta Lambda have the opportunity to prove their skills through various competitions against students from across the state of Georgia. Those that place at the state level will go on to compete at the National Leadership conference.
This year, five talented students were able to represent STC at the PBL State Leadership Conference. Nelisa Reeves from Vidalia, Latrelle Mercer from Soperton, Mirran Brown from Lyons, Crystal McCoy from Vidalia, and Michael Harden from Lyons showed their expertise in fields varying from Medical Terminology to Personal Finance.
Four students placed within the top five in their respective fields. Nelisa Reeves placed first in Global Awareness, second in Computer Science, and third for Georgia History & Geography. Mirran Brown placed second in Administrative Technology and third in Medical Terminology. Crystal McCoy placed second in Medical Terminology and Michael Harden placed first for Business Etiquette.
Those that placed first at the State Leadership Conference have the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership Conference later this year.
Samuel Holton, English, Reading, and Speech Instructor at STC, works as an advisor for PBL members. Holton works to mentor students so that they can make the most of their experience in the organization.
“These students are exceptional Southeastern Technical College students who are committed to becoming leaders and to becoming empowered citizens of their communities,” said Holton. “It is an honor to serve as the Phi Beta Lambda local chapter advisor and to assist these students in their accomplishments.”
Michael Harden, President of Phi Beta Lambda at STC and Vice President of Membership of the Georgia chapter of PBL, celebrates his last year with PBL by receiving the State Officer Award for his excellent leadership in PBL.
“It was an honor to serve, not only as a representative for my school, but also as a representative for my state,” said Michael. “The leadership skills I have learned with PBL and STC have helped mold my professional abilities and has encouraged me to move on to become a State Officer for another student organization, Georgia Student Government Association, this upcoming term.”
At Southeastern Technical College, PBL continues to spread this inspiration to students across both the Vidalia and Swainsboro campuses. PBL members are able to initiate business ventures with local vendors, organize community outreach programs, and participate in philanthropic events.
With more than 12 student organizations at Southeastern Technical College, students are encouraged to succeed through practical application of personal skill and interest. These organizations provide the opportunity for students to express their passion for their fields through both communal and professional means.
For more information on student activities at STC, visit www.southeasterntech.edu or call 912-538-3100 or 478-289-2200.
Students who placed at the State Leadership Conference. Left to right: Michael Harden, Latrelle Mercer, Nelisa Reeves, Mirran Brown, and Crystal McCoy