Albemarle, NC – The Stanly Community College (SCC) chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the collegiate level of the national Future Business Leaders of America organization, was again named a state “Gold Seal Chapter” as the group finished online competitive events with live Zoom sessions from the Charlotte University Place Hilton to present awards.

Recognized in addition to SCC were Barton College and Durham Technical Community College. The three will now be considered for national recognition. Originally scheduled for Los Angeles, the national conference and competitions will be held virtually.

In competitive events, SCC’s Local Chapter Annual Business Report won First Place and three chapter members qualified for national competition.

Chapter President Hannah Barnhill (Midland) won First Place in the Future Business Executive event, which consisted of a written test, a cover letter, a resume that was scored, and an online interview.

The top two in each of the competitive events will represent North Carolina at the national level. Leela Jarrett (Albemarle) was Second Place in Statistical Analysis, and Vyktoria Iverson (Albemarle) was Second Place in Insurance Concepts.

The SCC chapter was also the first to receive a new award, the Alumni/Professional Division Chapter of the Year. Based on a point system involving participation in various activities and projects sponsored by that group, the award carried with it a $500 cash prize from the NCPBL Foundation to be used for national conference expenses when travel resumes.

Ms. Iverson, who was one of the three members from across the state inducted into “Who’s Who in NCPBL,” was elected as a state officer for the 2021-22 year. She will serve as Vice President of Communications.

Other officers are Ivan Huffan from Western Carolina University as President, Allison Smith from Pfeiffer University as Executive Vice President, and Chloe Seine from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill as Vice President of Membership.

“I am excited to have this leadership opportunity,” Ms. Iverson commented, “and I am honored to have been elected to the state officer team for this coming year. I am getting outstanding instruction in the Accounting and Finance program at Stanly Community College, and serving as an officer in the Student Government Association and Phi Beta Lambda is providing me with experiences that will help me become successful in my career.”

Membership in Phi Beta Lambda is open to all students on the SCC campus. Additional information is available through the Student Life Center or at