SAN ANTIONIO, Texas - Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Nu Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda captured five awards at the National Leadership Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. The annual competition highlights outstanding students in business and leadership roles. Senior colleges and community colleges are represented competing for the awards of excellence in their area.
The chapter received six awards, four outstanding chapter awards, one team award, and one individual award.
Nu Kappa received a first place award for Largest Local Chapter in the Southern Region, 2010 Hollis and Kitty Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit first place in the nation for March of Dimes donations, and Big Ten Chapter in the nation. These awards are given to outstanding chapters for membership and community involvement.
Co-Lin’s Economic Analysis and Decision Making team of Cody and Austin Herrington, both of Magee and Adam Watson of Monticello, received a first place award. Watson also received a fourth place individual award in Macroeconomics.
PBL is a non-profit educational association for students preparing for careers in business, entrepreneurial or business-related fields. The association prepares students for employment by promoting competent, aggressive business leadership, increasing understanding of American free enterprise, establishing career goals, encouraging scholarship, promoting efficient money management, and developing character and self-confidence. Co-curricular activities encourage career development, civic service, economic education, community involvement and business advocacy. Partnerships are formed with Chambers of Commerce, local businesses, industries, and government. An extensive skills competitions program is offered to challenge members in the academic pursuits. It is the collegiate counterpart of the high school’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). PBL has over 800 chapters and approximately 17,000 members on community and senior college campuses nationwide, organized in all 50 states and American provinces. It is the nation’s largest and oldest student business organization. Mississippi has over 40 chapters and approximately 1,000 members.
Serving as advisors for the Nu Kappa Chapter are Dr. Suzanne Johnson, Leigh Easterling, Mike McIntyre, and Richard Baker.