Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Leaves Mark on National Competition

Published 07.06.2005


Six students from Pennsylvania College of Technology's chapter of Phi Beta Lambda attended last week's National Leadership Conference and Competition in Orlando, Fla., four of them receiving national awards for their performance in several competitive events.

Alicia M. Picard of Williamsport − PBL's state vice president-elect − won a first-place National Leadership Award in the open-events category during the June 28-July 3 conference.

Other honorees were Alexander Kantor, Harrisburg, and Justin D. Wilcott, Bloomsburg, winners of a sixth-place National Award for Web Site Development; and Angela D. Rymer, Jersey Shore, who brought home a seventh-place National Award for Management.

Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda Inc. presented an Adviser Service Recognition Award to Dennis R. Williams, associate professor of business administration at Penn College and 20-year mentor to its PBL chapter. Robert W. Gudgel, associate professor of business administration, accompanied and mentored the students, gaining valuable knowledge to support him as PBL chapter adviser for the coming academic year.

All were recognized during the July 2 closing ceremony in front of 1,500 PBL students and advisers from all 50 states and U.S. territories.

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of the Future Business Leaders of America, a nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. More information about Penn College's PBL chapter is available here .