EAC student honored at National Leadership Conference
By Lori Dugan
THATCHER, AZ—Members of Eastern Arizona College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) club, joined counterparts from around the globe at the group’s annual National Leadership Conference in Nashville July 9-12.
EAC’s Julia Newlin, received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence ceremony for having placed seventh in the word processing competition.
“It was an amazing experience that I will never forget,” said Alex Duran EAC PBL President for 2010-11 school year. “Some of the workshops we attended were Big Ideas for Small Business, Overpowering Your Emotions Before they Overpower You; Working for the FBI, Learning to Negotiate, and Business Etiquette. It was just an incredible experience.”
The award was part of a comprehensive events program sponsored by PBL. Individuals, state teams, and local chapters were encouraged to compete in any of over 50 different events offered. The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards were selected from among PBL’s membership of 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest of today’s youth.
“It’s exhilarating to attend these conferences with my students,” says Administrative Information Services instructor and PBL advisor Dana Barnett. “A whole new world opens up for them. It’s fun to watch the big picture come into focus for them.”
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit education association with a quarter of a million members and advisers in 12,000 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. For more information about EAC’s chapter of PBL contact Barnett at 428-8422.