PBL Members Shine in 'Spirited' State Competition

Published 04.17.2007

Student News
Business, Arts & Sciences

Attending this month's Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference are, from left, Matthew P. Bower%3B Lori Korchock, PBL state president%3B Jason S. Aloise, chapter president%3B Ange Rymer, former chapter president%3B and Jason M. Rossi.Members of Pennsylvania College of Technology's Phi Beta Lambda chapter excelled in competition at PBL's annual State Leadership Conference, held April 13-14, in Harrisburg.

The 36th annual conference is part of PBL, the postsecondary division of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Inc., a national nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business or related fields.

Penn College students who placed in their competitions are Jason S. Aloise, New Hope, second place in Computer Applications; Matthew P. Bower, Jersey Shore, first place in Database Design and Applications, as well as first in Visual Basic Programming; Jason M. Rossi, Hunlock Creek, first place in Parliamentary Procedures. Also, the team of Aloise and Rossi placed third in Desktop Publishing.

Along with the above awards, Penn College PBL was awarded the Traveling Spirit Award, which is awarded to schools who show the most amount of spirit and school pride. Students from the prior year's winning school choose each year's winner. South Hills School of Business and Technology, Altoona, chose Penn College PBL this year for the Spirit Award.

Students who placed in first or second place have the honor of competing nationally at the PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago in June, representing both Penn College and Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda.

Penn College PBL welcomes all students from any major to attend meetings, participate in activities and become a member of its growing organization. For more information about Penn College PBL, visitonline.