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PBL earns 23 top-5 finishes at state competition

Members of the PBL team pose at the 2013 PBL State Leadership Conference.

Seminole State College of Florida's Phi Beta Lambda chapter placed 23 teams and individuals in the top five across 18 competitive categories at the 63rd annual PBL State Leadership Conference. This includes four first-place finishes and two each for second and third place.

Forty-seven Seminole State students participated in the March 21-24 conference at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando. The conference drew more than 400 participants from colleges across Florida. There were more than 60 competitions designed to test students’ problem-solving abilities, presentation skills, business and technical knowledge, and design sense.

Many participants who finished in the top three of a category also qualified to represent Seminole State at the national convention, which takes place June 22-25 in Anaheim, Calif.

The winners are:

First place

  • Vincent Danisi, Computer Concepts
  • Vincent Danisi, Networking Concepts
  • Gracie Parker, Accounting Principles
  • Alicia Snyder, Business Law

Second place

  • Gracie Parker, Microeconomics
  • Levi Chambers, Miguel Rodriguez and Mercedes Tamayo, Business Presentation

Third place

  • Jessica Viera, Business Law
  • Frederick Ashby, Carey McCall and Jessica Viera, Business Ethics

Fourth place

  • Alfredo Arias, Marketing Concepts
  • Cameron Krane, Impromptu Speaking
  • Kay Niccum, Computer Applications
  • Danny Singh, Public Speaking
  • Andrew Gent and Moises Rodriguez, Desktop Publishing

Fifth Place

  • Jason Canty, Marketing Concepts
  • Vincent Danisi, Website Design
  • Cameron Krane, Computer Concepts
  • Kay Niccum, Computer Applications
  • Gracie Parker, Accounting for Professionals
  • Brandon Reed, Sports Management and Marketing
  • Amy Rice, Word Processing
  • Devin Walker, Contemporary Sports Issues
  • Tim DeMoor and Paul Cortez, Desktop Publishing
  • Karen Abdelmaseih Gonzales, Soufiane Bourhrous and Sabina Popovich, Business Ethics

Among the Seminole State faculty and staff who helped to recruit and prepare the students for the conference were Dr. Jordan Camenker, Dr. Anne Matthew, Judy Brierley, Tom Walker, Terri Walsh and Christine Wright.

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Through PBL, students develop the leadership, communication and team-building skills needed for successful careers in business.

At Seminole State, students can participate in more than 50 clubs and organizations. For more information, please visit the Student Life home page.

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