SCC Phi Beta Lambda Participates in State Fall Conference

Eleven delegates from the Stanly Community College (SCC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter attended the North Carolina PBL State Fall Leadership Development Conference held during November at the Greensboro Wyndham Hotel.

Members and advisers from community college and university chapters participated in workshops on business and career planning, networking opportunities, and general sessions on leadership during the weekend.

The conference highlighted the national Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., theme for 2019-2020, “A World of Opportunity.”

Among the presiding state officers was SCC’s Monica Chang, State Historian. The opening session included the presentation of NCPBL’s “Gold Star Chapter” awards by State President Lindsey Elias from Western Carolina University. Giselle Chavez accepted SCC’s award, recognizing the completion of a list of fall goals set by the state PBL Executive Council.

The session concluded with a “NON-Trivia” contest on PBL information. SCC’s team was comprised of Jailia Vang, Kimberly Gomez, and Alexis Johnson. After being announced as one of the three teams scoring highest on a written exam, SCC received Second Place in the oral competition. Among the workshop leaders during the conference were SCC Graduate Rick Gardner, president of the NC PBL Foundation Board of Directors, and Dan Hazlett, SCC Chapter Adviser.

At the conference’s closing luncheon, SCC was announced as First Place for Best Chapter Display and received a $125 award to use in completing the chapter’s program of work in community service, business awareness, and leadership development during the year.

Members representing SCC were Allison Smith, Vyktoria Iverson, Kimberly Gomez, Monica Chang, Giselle Chavez, Chue Lor, Jailia Vang, Lessie Carriker, Hayley Wyatt, and Alexis Johnson.

SCC Team

SCC team members Alexis Johnson (Albemarle), Kimberly Gomez (Albemarle), and Jailia Vang (Albemarle), show off their Second Place award for the PBL “NON-Trivia” Contest at the recent state Phi Beta Lambda Fall Leadership Development Conference. SCC also won First Place in the Best Chapter Display contest.

State Officers

Presiding at the fall NC PBL conference were the state officer from left to right: Sarah Salvador (Sanford) Central Carolina Community College, Benn Batten (Monroe) Appalachian State University, Lindsey Elias (Albemarle) State PBL President, Western Carolina University, James Sullivan (Mount Olive) University of Mount Olive, Monica Chang (Albemarle) Stanly Community College, and Kaity Lynch (Lucama) Barton College.