Sandy Price, left, passes the gavel to incoming PBL President Craig Conley at a recent PBL meeting while PBL officers look on.
SGTC PBL holds meeting
Tuesday October 30, 2012
South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter on the Americus campus recently held a meeting, in which outgoing PBL President Sandy Price of Oglethorpe ceremonially passed the gavel to incoming President Craig Conley of Americus.
Price, an Accounting student at SGTC, has served as SGTC PBL President, as well as the PBL President for the state of Georgia, since 2010. Craig Conley, a Culinary Arts student, was recently elected PBL President for 2012-2013.
Conley led his first meeting as PBL President, announcing that PBL had raised a total of $175 for PBL from the sale of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, and that $55 had been raised for the March of Dimes since the last PBL meeting. The group also discussed PBL T-shirts and membership dues, T-shirt design contest, and the Leadership Retreat at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, in which SGTC club officers were installed and students learned about their new leadership roles.
The club also discussed the upcoming Free Enterprise Day, which will be held on November 5 at 10am in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center. Mayor Barry Blount and SGTC President Sparky Reeves sign a proclamation declaring November 15 as Free Enterprise Day. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members from Sumter County Middle School are invited to attend, as well as SGTC faculty and staff.
The students also discussed upcoming food drives, Support the Solders, Toys for Tots, and trauma bear donations. A special gift was then presented to Sandy Price in recognition of his service to South Georgia Tech’s PBL chapter.
FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Through integrated programs and curriculum, FBLA-PBL is on the leading edge of career and technical education. Promoting business ethics is critical to their organization and to the future of the Americus economy.
FBLA-PBL promotes career, technical, and business education; values free enterprise; creates citizenship; and fosters the inner growth of children as they transition from school to work – it is truly the premier student business organization.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the largest student leadership organization in the world. PBL does not just belong to the business students; it belongs to every student who wishes to join.
PBL is made up of students from marketing, business administration technology, computer information systems, welding, aviation, commercial truck driving, accounting, criminal justice, nursing, and more. PBL gives students an opportunity to enhance their learning experience, participate in competitions, and network with students and employers from all over the world.
For more Information about PBL at SGTC, contact Donna Lawrence, PBL adviser at 229-931-2452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.