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Business students flourish at national PBL conference

Representatives of Seminole State’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter pose with their awards at the PBL National Leadership Conference. Left to right: Linh Pham, Alexandra Buitron, Casey Mullen, Drake Dickerson, Milka Derisma, Miguel Rodriguez.

Seminole State College of Florida’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter earned high honors and recognition at the PBL National Leadership Conference, held June 24-27 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Seven students represented Seminole State in competitions, placing in the top five in four categories.

The competition winners were:

  • Casey Mullen, first place, business law
  • Alexandra Buitron, second place, future business educator
  • Linh Pham and Mary Grace Parker, second place, accounting analysis and decision-making
  • Milka Derisma, fifth place, impromptu speaking

The event attracted more than 1,800 students from two- and four-year colleges nationwide. More than $79,000 in cash prizes was awarded as participants competed in about 55 business-related competitive events designed to test their problem-solving abilities, presentation skills, business and technical knowledge, and design sense.

Participants also took advantage of networking opportunities and the 40 professional development workshops.

Seven students were selected to represent Seminole State at the national conference, having qualified by placing in the top 3 in any category at the state competition in March. In addition to those students listed above, Miguel Rodriguez and Drake Dickerson were also in attendance. Rodriguez and Parker also attended last year’s conference.

Rodriguez, the Florida PBL District 3 vice president, helped facilitate several workshops and presentations on topics like job interviews, graduate testing strategies, management and financial responsibility. He also received the President Award for the Career and Membership Achievement Program, the highest level that can be achieved.

Besides competing in events and attending lectures and workshops, participants visited the sights of Nashville, including exploring its downtown music district and touring the Grand Ole Opry, and took part in charity events, such as the March of Dimes March for Babies mini-walk.

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

Business Student Honors

Aside from the national conference, three students from Seminole State’s Business Program have received special recognition and accolades recently.

  • Business student David Glinski, of Longwood, was part of a winning team at the Lean Startup Machine workshop at Rollins College. Glinski, 18, came up with an idea for a high-end cleaning service called Hotel at Home, which attracted a $50,000 letter of intent from a potential client.
  • In addition to her second-place finish in the accounting analysis and decision-making contest at the PBL National Leadership Conference, Linh Pham, an international student from Vietnam, was recognized by Seminole State’s Board of Trustees as the June “We Change Lives” award recipient.
  • Timothy Alfes, a business student from Lake Mary, was honored with a $1,000 Presidents’ Club Student Scholarship through the Foundation for Seminole State College.

Seminole State’s Center for Business, Management and Entrepreneurship, one of the largest business programs in Central Florida, offers 32 degrees, certificates and programs to help students get ready for the next step. For more information, please visit Seminole State's business website.

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