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Phi Beta Lambda State Awards

April 12, 2018

Heartland Community College students fared well in events at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 6-7 in Effingham, IL.

Ten students competed and placed in competition with students from Illinois State University, University of Illinois, and other four-year and community colleges in Illinois:

Melanie Ziomek - 1st place, Business Communications
Spencer Redman and Jeremiah Tyler - 1st place, Business Law
Truong (Jack) Luu - 1st place, Community Service, 2nd place, Management Concepts, and 3rd place, Entrepreneurial Concepts
Lauren O’Donnell - 1st place, Community Service and 1st place, Microeconomics
Meredith King - 1st place, Desktop Publishing
James Loftus - 2nd place, Accounting Concepts
Ryan Shoemaker - 2nd place, Human Resources
Lucas Gray - 3rd place, Help Desk
Abigail Jackson - 3rd place, Impromptu Speaking

Students who placed first or second at the state level now advance to represent Heartland at the National PBL competition in Baltimore, MD, June 23-26.

At PBL conferences, students compete and attend workshops as well as listen to keynote addresses. Through this Leadership Conference and Competition, students apply what they learn in the classroom.

The mission of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide leadership training and service opportunities to students and is a national business organization that welcomes students in any major. Each month, Heartland’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter invites local business leaders to speak about entrepreneurship, networking, interviewing skills, business success and failures, leadership skills, and goal setting. It is this type of partnership and professional support that Phi Beta Lambda provides for their student and professional members.

Written by: Steve Fast