SWIC students win at 2015 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

The Southwestern Illinois College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda attended the 2016 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. June 24-27. PBL is a business leadership organization. The SWIC group, known as the Abe Small Chapter, competed in scholastic and leadership events and won awards individually and as a team.

The group won the First Place Professional Division Membership Award for the North Central Region.

Individual awards include:

  • Tenth Place, Job Interview, Amanda Brown, Mascoutah, Ill.

Students Amanda Brown and Debbie Harris (Mascoutah) placed in the top 14 teams for the Business Presentation event.

Over 1,700 students, advisers and guests from colleges and universities around the country attended the conference. Students competed in scholastic events, participated in workshops and elected their 2016-2017 national officers. SWIC students competed against 30-50 other entries in each event.

PBL allows members to demonstrate and validate their mastery of essential business concepts, skills and knowledge. In addition, members participating in this program will demonstrate their career competencies, business knowledge and job-related skills; expand their leadership skills; demonstrate their competitive spirit; and receive recognition for their achievements.

For more information, contact Tina Dierkes at 618-235-2700, ext. 5321, or tina.dierkes@swic.edu.