Pictured from left to right are PBL Advisor Andrea Oates, PBL Vice President Ethan Johnson of Oglethorpe, and PBL Advisor Donna Lawrence with their top prize award for dollars raised toward the March of Dimes at the recent PBL National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pictured from left to right are Crisp County Center PBL President Mary Amerson of Cordele, and members Jordan Jackson of Cordele, Lindsey Fulghum of Cordele, and Mandee Bloodworth of Pineview.
SGTC PBL Americus and Crisp County Center chapters attend National PBL Conference in Nashville, Tennessee
Tuesday July 1, 2014
Five South Georgia Technical College students from Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Americus and Crisp County Center chapters recently attended the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme for the conference was “Excellence in Action.”
PBL Vice President for the Americus chapter Ethan Johnson of Oglethorpe joined Crisp County Center chapter President Mary Amerson of Cordele and members Jordan Jackson of Cordele, Lindsey Fulghum of Cordele, and Mandee Bloodworth of Pineview.
Johnson competed in Business Law and Financial Concepts. He also participated in the Institute for Future Leaders (IFL), where he completed the Career Management track and received a Certificate of Completion and an IFL pin.
Additionally, Amerson competed in Entrepreneurship Concepts, Jackson competed in Marketing Concepts, and Fulghum competed in Retail Management, all of which were written tests. Bloodworth participated in the Public Speaking performance event, where she placed in the Top 15 out of 43.
While none of the participants ended up placing in the top ten for their events, all the SGTC students enjoyed networking with PBL members all across the country and expressed excitement about experience gained from the conference and competitions.
The Americus chapter of PBL was recognized for earning first place in the nation for raising the most funds for the March of Dimes, the charitable organization with whom PBL partners.
PBL advisors Andrea Oates and Donna Lawrence of the Americus campus and Karen Bloodworth and Teresa Jolly of the Crisp County Center campus wish to thank President Sparky Reeves and administrators for allowing the PBL members and advisors to participate in such a rewarding and exciting nationwide event.
South Georgia Tech is now registering students for Fall Semester, which begins August 20th, 2014. Open registration and orientation sessions will be held on Tuesday, July 15th and Monday, August 18th. For more information, or to apply to one of SGTC’s over 150 degree, diploma, or certificate programs, call 229.931.2760 in Americus or 229.271.4051 in Cordele.
Additionally, look for SGTC representatives all over the community on Friday, August 1st for the college’s first ever Community Life Day, an event which will span SGTC’s six county service delivery area of Sumter, Schley, Crisp, Marion, Macon, and Webster Counties. Informational booths will be set up in high traffic areas across the area, including Walmart, Harvey’s, Roman Oven, 1800 Mexican Restaurant, and more in Americus; the town square in Ellaville; Mom’s Kitchen in Webster County, the Buena Vista town square; as well as Carter’s, El Girasol, Harvey’s, Walmart, and Tractor Supply Company in Cordele.