SGTC PBL recognized nationally for excellence
South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Americus campus chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) was recently recognized for its achievements over the past year both statewide and nationally. The chapter received the Outstanding Chapter distinction at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) and Gold Seal Chapter at the Georgia PBL State Leadership Conference. In order to be recognized for these honors, the chapter had to meet a certain number of criteria, including community service projects, the Annual Business Report, membership and participation, promotion, fundraising, and professional development. SGTC PBL members from both the Americus campus chapter and Crisp County Center chapter attended the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, where together they brought home a total of six awards and distinctions. The two chapters also earned over 20 awards and distinctions at the state level conference. The advisor for the Americus chapter of PBL is Dr. Andrea Oates, and the PBL co-advisor is Donna Lawrence. For more information about PBL on the Americus campus, contact Dr. Oates at 229.931.2705 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are the largest business career student organizations in the world. The FBLA high school division has 215,000 members while the post-secondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. Phi Beta Lambda allows students to build a portfolio of documented accomplishments as a complement to their academic experience. The organization helps develop leadership, communication, and team skills that can be applied in the business setting. SGTC will register for fall semester on Thursday, August 11th. Fall semester begins Monday, August 15th. Additional financial aid is available to HOPE eligible students in the following programs through the SIWDG (Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant): Commercial Truck Driving, Diesel Equipment Technology, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Medical Coding, Networking Specialist, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy Technician, Practical Nursing, and Welding and Joining Technology. Call 229.931.2319 in Americus or 229.271.4043 in Cordele for more information about these additional funds. SGTC offers over 200 degree, diploma, and certificate programs. South Georgia Tech continues to offer textbooks at no cost to students (excluding consumables such as workbooks and other supplies) through the Free Books program. For more information, call 800.928.0283 or visit the website at www.southgatech.edu.