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EAC Phi Beta Lambda chapter competes at PBL State Conference

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EAC Phi Beta Lambda chapter competes at PBL State Conference

By Jeanné Schaser

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter traveled to the University of Arizona last month to compete in the 30th annual PBL State Conference. The two day event consisted of a variety of workshops, competitions, and social/ networking activities. FBLA-PBL is the largest and oldest business-student organization in the world. It begins at the middle and high school levels and continues through college and professional levels as the premiere professional business association in the country.

“Once again, EAC’s team held its own against the major universities and community colleges in Arizona,” says Dana Barnett, EAC Business instructor and PBL advisor. “Not only did our individual members do very well in their competitions, the chapter was awarded the Gold Seal Chapter award, which is given to the chapters that are active throughout the year.”

Alexandria Duran, who currently serves as the PBL State Vice President of Communications and EAC PBL Chapter member, placed first in both Information Management and Telecommunications, and second in Business Communications.

EAC’s PBL Chapter president, Ryan Mangum, placed first in Computer Concepts and second in Networking Concepts.

Julia Newlin, who currently serves as EAC’s PBL Chapter public relations representative, placed first in both Business Law and Word Processing, and second in Statistical Analysis.

Ed Anderson, EAC’s PBL Chapter treasurer, placed first in both Cyber Security and Marketing, and second in Word Processing.

EAC’s PBL Chapter secretary, Crystal Parra, placed second in both Accounting Analysis and Decision Making.

“The winners from all events now have an opportunity to attend the National PBL Conference in July,” explains Barnett. “This year’s National Conference will be held in Nashville.”