Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2013

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been working hard during the year to help our students “Igniting Innovation”.  During the past few months we have been working on increasing our chapter membership and reaching out to the local community.

A-B Tech members Jennifer Heath, Adrienne Sparks, Albert Tumash, and Kris Brookins attended the FLDC in Raleigh with advisers Dr. Kathie Doole and Ms Veronica Dooly.  Our Non-Trivia team of Adrienne, Kris, and Albert won First Place and member Jennifer Heath was awarded First Place for the 4th Annual Commemorative Pin Design.  Advisers Kathie Doole and Veronica Dooly gave workshops to members of PBL attending the conference.

During November our chapter assisted with the Fly Fishing Expo held at the WNC Agricultural Center.  Members helped with registration, assisting visitors, and collecting survey information.  December was a very busy month where our chapter sponsored three children for the annual SGA Children’s Holiday Party.  Members spent time with each child meeting Santa, having lunch, opening stockings, and riding Big Wheels that members assembled.  The chapter also sponsored a “Snapshot with Santa” during the month as a fundraiser where the public could come to campus on specific days and have their picture taken with Santa using various props.  Also, members Adrienne Sparks and Kyle Davis, with adviser Dr. Doole, assisted at the local Keller Williams Fashion Victims Ball at the Crowne Plaza Resort to help raise money for local charities.

During February, member Jennifer Heath and adviser Dr. Kathie Doole attended the Winter Tip-Off at Gaston College.  For Adviser Appreciation Day, all three advisers were surprised with a lunch and gifts.  In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, our chapter participated in the SGA sponsored “Get Engaged” event on February 14.  This event allowed campus clubs and various school services to help students become more informed as to what is available on campus.  Our chapter chose to have information on starting a business by creating a resource guide that included information on what is free enterprise, local community resources, educational opportunities, and financing.

Upcoming events include a Books Are Fun fundraiser and attending SLC.  The A-B Tech chapter would like to wish all chapters the best of luck at this year’s State Leadership Conference!