South Georgia Tech PBL to host Fall PBL Week Nov. 14-17
South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student leadership organization will sponsor a series of events the week of Monday, November 14th through Thursday, November 17th. SGTC’s Americus campus PBL chapter has invited other regional PBL chapters as well as Georgia Southwestern State University’s ENACTUS student organization.
PBL Week will kick off on Monday, November 14th with a Meet and Greet in Hicks Hall at 12 noon, and refreshments will be served. On Tuesday, November 15th at 9:00 a.m., Americus Mayor Barry Blount and South Georgia Technical College Vice President for Academic Affairs David Kuipers, on behalf of President Dr. John Watford, will sign a proclamation for American Enterprise Day. Following the signing of the proclamation, actor and entrepreneur Tone Williams will provide words of inspiration about entrepreneurship for SGTC and GSW’s student leaders. Williams is the creator of a successful internet service provider, Toneee.com, which offers web hosting, online merchant services, web and graphic design, domain registration, and more.
On Wednesday, November 16th, PBL will host a Dress for Success fashion show at noon in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center, and on Thursday, November 17th, there will be a “purple out” theme for World Prematurity Day, and participants who wear purple are encouraged to meet at the flagpole outside the Odom Center for a short program.
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.
South Georgia Tech is currently registering students for spring semester, which begins Monday, January 9th, 2017. Registration and orientation will be held on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. For more information about applying, call 229.931.2252 in Americus or 229.271.4051 in Cordele, or visit the website at www.southgatech.edu. SGTC is SACS-COC (Southern Association of Schools—Commission on Colleges) accredited and has over 200 degree, diploma, and certificate programs to choose from. Financial aid is available, and additional funds are available for HOPE eligible students in select program areas, including 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.