April 19, 2010
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Members of Durham Technical Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter brought home a string of awards from the North Carolina PBL State Leadership Conference in Charlotte on April 8-10. Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda is the oldest student business organization in the world, with a membership of a quarter of a million high school and middle school students; college and university students; as well as faculty, administrators, and business professionals.
The theme of Phi Beta Lambda this year is “Simply the Best.” Durham Tech adhered to that theme by winning four first place awards. Christopher Hart won first place in both Computer Concepts and Telecommunications, and Michael Haythorn won first place in both Cyber Security and Information Management.
Allison Morton won third place in both Client Services and Help Desk; Briant Davis won third place in Cyber Security and eighth place in Job Interview; and Larry Novins won third place in both Telecommunications and Networking Concepts. Hart, Novins, and Minerva Lambert were tapped for Who's Who in Phi Beta Lambda. These are members who have made outstanding contributions to the organization in North Carolina. Also attending was Jeannetta McNeil. The students received certificates for participating in leadership workshops.
In addition, Durham Tech’s chapter of PBL won the Terry Lowrance Leadership Award. Michele Parrish, Networking Technologies instructor at Durham Tech, was elected secretary/treasurer of N.C. PBL's Professional Division, the largest state professional division in the nation. Durham Tech PBL members will travel to the National Leadership Conference in Nashville in July.