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Five Cayuga CC Students Qualify for National PBL Competition

DATE: 06-20-2012

Five Cayuga Community College students will compete in the National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Competition this summer after successfully competing in the online state-level individual and team competitions.

The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth, according to the national PBL web site.

The National PBL competition will be held in San Antonio on June 24-27. The following Cayuga students have qualified to compete:

  • Max Appleby of Weedsport and Byron Wall of Port Byron, Business Decision Making Team Competition
  • Ron Stuart of Auburn, Contemporary Sports Issues Individual Competition
  • Jodi Rogers of Red Creek, Human Resource Management Individual Competition
  • Alec Rider of Parish, Contemporary Sports Issues Individual Competition and Sports Management and Marketing Individual Competition

Rogers said she has reviewed some material that all finalists were sent to help them prepare for their presentations before the panel of judges at nationals. She is hoping that she can work through the nerves with some extra practice of her presentation so that she will be composed in front of the judges. Although she said it will be nerve-wracking, Rogers said she is looking forward to the competition and the trip to the national conference.

“This is a huge accomplishment for CCC,” said Phi Beta Lambda Faculty Advisor and Business Instructor Amy Valente. “We were competing against Binghamton University, Hilbert, Mohawk Valley Community College, SUNY Geneseo, Briarcliffe College, and Herkimer County Community College in a variety of different business topics for these competitions, very exciting!”