Three SGTC Student Organizations Participate in State Leadership Conference

April 12, 2019
A large group of people stand posing for a picture
South Georgia Technical College’s members and advisors from Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government Association and National Technical Honor Society come together for a picture during the recent State Leadership Conference. The student organizations collectively brought home 39 awards and recognitions from the event.

Student organizations from South Georgia Technical College’s Crisp County and Americus campuses recently traveled to Atlanta to participate in the 2019 Georgia State Leadership Conference, winning several awards and showcasing their individual skills. Members of the college’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), Student Government Association (SGA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student organization attended the event and collectively brought home 39 awards and recognitions.

The conference welcomes members of the three organizations from across the state to network and compete with one another in various leadership and business related events. The conference also recognizes individuals and their chapters for outstanding accomplishments throughout the year.

South Georgia Tech’s NTHS won four awards and recognitions. As a chapter, they brought home a first place award for holding the Event of the Year for their Season of Giving event.

Individually, NTHS member Samantha Campbell won first place in the Enterprise Resource Management Open Event, and Christopher Mathews won second place in the Outstanding Citizen recognition. Additionally, Mathews was elected as an NTHS State Officer.

SGA brought home one-chapter award and four individual awards and recognitions from the conference. The chapter won first place for holding the Event of the Year for their Random Acts of Kindness event. Individually, Desiray Kenney was recognized as the most Outstanding Student (1st place) and Evelyn Castleberry won first for the Medical Records Open Event competition. 

Desiray Kenney was also elected as a State Officer for SGA, and advisor Kari Bodrey was recognized as the Georgia’s SGA Advisor of the Year.

PBL students from both campuses attended the event and competed in competitions, garnering 30 awards and recognitions for proving their knowledge of the modern business world. Five members won first place awards and will travel to San Antonio, Texas in June to compete at the national level.

South Georgia Tech’s student organizations work together to promote the image and advancement of the college in the community and within the college community. For more information about joining an organization on the Americus campus, contact Cynthia Carter (229.931.2057), or Kari Bodrey on the Cordele campus (229.271.4051).