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Put Hunger Out of Business

NCPBL "Put Hunger Out of Business" Food Drive

 

Sponsored by NCPBL PD-F and Food Lion Meals Project

Food Collection Dates:  February 10-25

Take to Food Lion for Weighing:  February 26 or 27

(Food Bank site for chapters in file below)

PowerPoint Presentation Due:  March 15

Three Regional Winners and State Winner Announced at SLC

(Additional Details were in Chapter Guide and will be in SLC Guide)

 NCPBL Put Hunger Out of Business Food Bank Sites

The NCPBL Executive Edge Newsletter

The NCPBL Executive Edge Volume 48, Issue 1

Fall 2017

 

Barton College - Fall 2017

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects.  

 

Chapter members judged and gave workshops at one Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) regional meeting. Chapter members pre-judged FBLA school-site tests. Jamie Barton and our two advisers judged performances at the 2017 NC FBLA State Leadership Conference.

 

Members enjoyed success at the NCPBL State Leadership Conference in April. We are proud that Luke Miller was elected as NCPBL Secretary and Luis Reyes was elected as NCPBL Eastern Region Vice President. Five members and two advisers/Professional Division members traveled to Anaheim, CA, for the PBL National Leadership Conference.  

 

As a member of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Gamma Gamma chapter volunteered for the Wilson Business Expo. The chapter displayed its trophies at the annual Club Fair and at the Majors Fair. All activities presented an unique opportunity to recruit our new and returning students.  The chapter has also exhibited at sessions of Barton’s Freshman Orientation—advertising our organization to prospective students.

 

The chapter participatd again this year in the10th Barton College Day of Service on October 18.  All day classes are cancelled!! We will bag white rice, brown rice, and beans and assist in distributing canned items to those in need.

 

During the semester, we will partner with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.

 

The chapter has a special Free Enterprise Day activity and March of Dimes project planned, as well as several fundraisers.

 

Our chapter continues to Elevate Our Future for both traditional, Accelerated Profession Program, and the MBA in Strategic Leadership students through joint projects.

 

 

Durham Technical CC - Fall 2017

The Delta Beta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda remains an active participant on campus, in our community, and in the lives of our members.  As supporters of March of Dimes, members participated in fundraising for research and outreach, and in the March for Babies walk in RTP.   

   

Demonstrating our Legacy of Leadership, the 6 members who attended the NC State Leadership Conference placed within the top 5 in IT, Management, and Marketing competitions for a total of 17 awards, as well as receiving the Leadership Development Award. 

 

 Emilia Arrington and Kim Green were recognized for receiving Director Level of CMAP; Christopher McDuff and Betina Huntwork were 2 of the only 11 students in the nation who achieved President Level of CMAP. 

 

 Our chapter was awarded The Legacy Leadership Award, received recognition as a Gold Star chapter and designer of the NC PBL state pin, for increasing chapter membership, and for affiliation with recruitment of Professional Division members.    

 

At Durham Tech's annual Student Senate Leadership Award Ceremony Christopher McDuff was recognized for outstanding student leadership, Kim Green was recognized for second most community service volunteer hours, and our chapter was recognized for most community service hours.  Our chapter ended the school year with a Durham Tech outing to a Durham Bulls baseball game, one of our fundraising partners.  

    

Emilia Arrington, Eric Eales, Betina Huntwork, Christopher Kenestrick, and Christopher McDuff continued on to compete in the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California; all of them placing within the top 10 of national competitors.  Durham Tech's chapter received Diamond Chapter distinction, one of only 22 schools in the nation to receive this, for participating in activities to increase recruitment, retention, and member involvement.  We received a letter from the office of the NC Governor congratulating us on our hard work and the honors we brought home from the National Leadership Conference.

 

Our chapter began the academic year with Durham Tech's annual Welcomemania, where student organizations showcase themselves to attract new members.  We attended the NC PBL Fall Kick-Off at Central Carolina Community College.  Our chapter collected the most food for Durham Tech's Fall Fest Food Drive, and participated in other activities for student social interaction and attraction to student organizations.  We remain a community service partner with the NC Museum of Life and Science, where we assist with their annual Pumpkin Patch and Santa Train, and participated again in the Belk Annual Charity Day Sale.  

 

As we elevate our future, our chapter won second place for our Mardi Gras  themed table decorations at the NC PBL Fall Leadership Development Conference social, again won the Design a Pin contest, placed second for our recruitment display, and we received Gold Star Chapter status.  Chapter President Emilia Arrington was one of three NC PBL Professional Division Foundation Scholarship recipients.   Our team of Christopher McDuff, Christopher Kenestrick and Joseph Blanchet won first place in the Non Trivia Contest.  Christopher McDuff, as part of the Southern Region Action Council, will work with local and state chapters throughout the Southern Region to engage officers, leading to membership growth and program enhancement. 

 

We provided information about prematurity and March of Dimes at Durham Tech's Student Wellness Fair for Prematurity Awareness Month.  We will be providing information to students for American Enterprise Day activities.  

 

We look forward to participation in Durham Tech's Peanut Butter Jelly Time Club Challenge for Meals on Wheels, PBL's Put Hunger Out of Business, and the National Day of Service which will be hosted by Durham Tech in January, 2018.  

 

 

Pfeiffer University - Fall 2017

Pfeiffer's PBL chapter conducted a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, October 14th in Richfield, NC. The car wash was hosted by First Bank, who contributed both their site with water, but also with administrative support for our local chapter. The day saw 21 members volunteer between two and six hours at the event, while raising around $1,000 for the chapter. These funds will help the chapter with costs involved at both SLC and NLC in the Spring. The car wash not only helped raise funds, but also allowed members to serve together and bond as a team.

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2017

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is jumping into high gear this fall to lay the groundwork for a great year! We have elected a wonderful group of officers that are ready to work together to Elevate Our Future by making a difference on our campus and in our community. We have developed a diverse program of work to guide us through our activities.

 

We have had several opportunities to recruit new members during campus events this semester and have welcomed several new members to our chapter. We are about to start a collection drive for baby wipes and hand sanitizer to benefit Steadfast House, a local organization that provides stability to homeless women and moms with children. We have continued our campus clothing closet, The Locker, that provides professional clothing for students and members of the Asheville community. We are also in the planning phase of a few other exciting community service projects.

 

We completed a fundraising event that offered a fun and exciting time for members, students, and faculty on our campus. It was a Gran Turismo Driving Simulator where participants made a small donation to race others for a chance to win a cash prize for the top winner. Participants able to race their way to the top, have fun, and meet new people. This event provided great exposure for PBL on our campus. We are hoping to offer this event again in the future.

 

Stanly CC - Fall 2017

The Stanly Community College PBL chapter has had an active fall, highlighted by hosting one of the NCPBL "Kick-Offs" in September.  The Kick-Off was the first group outside the college to meet in the newly-renovated Board Room, and we served refreshments in the new Student Leadership Center that houses the Student Government Association and Phi Beta Lambda offices.

 

The 2017 SLC was an exciting one for Stanly CC, especially having Katrina Sams elected as state president.  Katrina graduated in May and is now a student at Western Carolina University.  At the SCC Honors Ceremony, she received a special college medallion in recognition of her election.  Amy Ray and Dony Santos were among the nine students who received Student Leadership Awards.

 

Following SLC, plans were made for the national conference in Anaheim.  We had four delegates attend and were proud to be one of the chapters to receive the Diamond Chapter award as part of the PBL 75th Anniversary celebration.  We're also proud of Adviser Dana Chaney for winning First Place in the Professional Division Agri-business event.

  

 

 

This fall, Britney Pouch was elected as chapter president.  Britney and the other officers met at Pizza Hut and then held a planning meeting in the new Student Leadership Center - the first student organization on campus to meet there!   Plans were made for participating in the campus FallFest, "Pirates of SCC!" 

 

Twelve delegates attended FLDC and had a good time at the Mardi Gras social as well as the other activities.  We were excited to have our picture made with both Kimberly Clark, the national president, and Ms. Brown, who presented the Gold Star awards.

 

On American Enterprise Day, the chapter visited the Stanly County Small Business Center, the Downtown Development Corporation, and the Chamber of Commerce.  The directors talked about the work their organizations do to assist and promote local business.

 

 Stanly Community College is glad to be a part of NCPBL and wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, a good Christmas, and wonderful semester break.  See you at SLC!

 

Rowan-Cabarrus CC - Fall 2017

The Rowan-Cabarrus Community College chapter of PBL is working on wonderful things around campus and throughout the community. With the Put Hunger Out of Business food drive postponed, we decided to work on a new holiday project that would benefit students across our campus. Our community service committee had the idea of creating a stand that would be in the shape of a tree that we could fill with poinsettias. The tree would serve as a memorial for students and faculty who are grieving lost loved ones. Accompanying the tree will be a table set up with literature on dealing with grief throughout the holidays. The table will be manned by PBL members that can help students understand resources provided on campus. PBL will also be offering students the opportunity to put stickers on the Poinsettia pots with the name of their loved one in memorial.

 

We wanted to let students know that they are not alone in dealing with this grief throughout this difficult season. We also wanted to ensure that students are aware of the tools and support that can be found on campus. The tree will be put up on the Monday following Thanksgiving break and will be taken down the last day of fall semester. We hope that the tree will serve as a beacon of hope to students that may not know how to get through the holiday season with the absence of their loved one. When students come in the lobby of RCCC we want them to see this tree as a symbol of what PBL and RCCC is all about, a group of students that stand together and help build one another up, on and off campus.

 

Appalachian State University - Fall 2017

The Appalachian State University Phi Beta Lambda chapter has been having an extremely productive semester thus far. After the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California with 3 members who attended. As of October 27, 2017, we have 24 paid members and 3 advisers. Our executive board consists of the following individuals:

 

 ●      President- Jenny Zheng

●      Executive Vice President- Joshua Conner

●      Vice President of Finance- Jordan Boyd

●      Vice President of Marketing- Danny Short

●      Vice President of Events- Celeste Arias

●      Webmaster- Alisha Sprinkle

●      Administrative Assistant- Yeni Jacobo

 

This Fall semester we have held and participated in the following events:

 

Distinguished Leadership Award- To earn this award, members must participate in events beyond regular chapter meetings. Each activity is given a specific number of DLA points, the individual with the most points receives this award.Our Vice President of Marketing has been keeping a close record of DLA points for each member. We hope that this award will give our members an extra boost of encouragement to take part in events.

 

Guest Speaker Presentation: Ingles Markets- Senior Accountant was one of the many professional development speakers that are scheduled for this year. Representatives from the company visited on September 6, and informed members about the internship opportunities that were available over the summer.

 

Scarowinds Fundraiser- The club had a planning meeting on September 29. 20 of our members volunteered at Scarowinds and earned over $700 for our chapter! Our members worked in stations throughout the park assisting park attendees. This event was a successful way to raise funds for our chapter.

 

Homecoming- The club's homecoming chair held an information session and planning meeting on October 20 to inform club members about the opportunities and events Appalachian State Homecoming offered. Members spoke about participating in the parade, creating a banner, and volunteering at the Homecoming Blood Drive. Over 500 volunteers, and over 1300 donors came out to carry on Appalachian's Life Saving Legacy and collect 1,235 pints of blood! We are proud to say, the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter was able to contribute to such an amazing event. 

 

Hurricane Relief Water Donation- Our chapter participated in a Walker College of Business service event and collectively donated over 600 bottles of water!

 

Phi Beta Lambda Adopt a Highway Clean Up Day- The Phi Beta Lambda chapter set up a clean-up on October 28 in order to give back to the great Watauga community that has given us so much. This clean up day allowed us to beautify our community while creating bonds with fellow members.

 

Member Induction Ceremony- On November 7, 2017, we officially inducted 7 officers and 17 members. Each member was given a certificate and membership card. We were able to socialize over light refreshments before the ceremony.

 

Fall Leadership Development Conference- We are proud to say that 12 of our members attended the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro, NC. It was great to socialize with PBL members outside of our chapter, attend workshops, and learn how we could better our chapter. Our chapter received "Second Largest Delegation" and "Largest Initial Reporting for the Western Region". Our members definitely enjoyed the experience and learned a lot at this event.

 

Phi Beta Lambda Day- On November 18, 2017 our officers planned a "PBL Saturday." We will be having a Thanksgiving Potluck while packing boxes for the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. After this, we will go on a group hike to finish off the day. We are very excited for this "PBL Saturday" and believe that it will bring members together while contributing to a great cause.

 

In addition, below are pictures from select events and more information can be found on our website at pbl.appstate.edu or follow our Instagram at "asupbl".

 

 

 

The NCPBL Executive Edge Volume 47, Issue 1

Fall 2016

 

Miller-Motte College - Fall 2016

Meet the new 2016-2017 Miller-Motte College, Jacksonville members. Currently, MMC, Jacksonville has 16 paid members (that’s a 60% increase from last reporting year) with interest growing within the school. Members are excited to attend the upcoming FLDC in Greensboro NC and have been busy with different fundraisers to ensure they can make the trip. Upcoming events that they will be participating in include Trunk or Treat with MMC and hosting a BINGO night as well.

 

Pfeiffer University - Fall 2016

Pfeiffer University PBL held an informational and fun movie night on September 28, 2016. The movie night was all about internships. The event President Tori Jackson about what types of internships exists, the benefit of getting an internship while in college, how to be successful in a college internship, and what benefits you can get from a college internship. The presentation was followed with a question and answer session and then the movie. The movie was the Intern with Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway and was chosen as the movie for the event due to the applicable nature of the plot and the presentation. This movie was also chosen due to the fact that Robert DeNiro's actions within the film demonstrated a level of maturity and success and showed a comparison to other interns within the movie who were younger and learned from his character. Overall it was a very successful event with many more participants than expected and with a large number of people becoming more interested in Pfeiffer PBL than before. The event was both a great learning experience as well as a great community and interest building event and will be one that Pfeiffer PBL will most likely repeat again in the future.

 

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2016


The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Chapter of PBL has had an active year.
Students representing the chapter at the State Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC in April 2016 were Robert McCary, Wendy Alexander, Carmel French, Caitln Youngblood, Katie Roberts, and Anglea Lore.  Also, attending were Veronica Dooly, Marlene Frisbee and Jean Finley, advisors for the chapter. Students competed in many categories with each student placing in one or more event.

The National Leadership Conference was held in Atlanta GA in June 2016.  In attendance were Katie Roberts, Robert McCary, Angela Lore, and Carmel French. Advisors attending for the chapter included Veronica Dooly and Marlene Frisbee. Three awards were brought home from the National Leadership Conference. 

PBL has been busy with activities during fall semester including:

  • College Activity Day in August hosting an information table during the event.
  • Visiting classes to share benefits of the organization.
  • Monthly Organizational meetings are being held.
  • Attended the Kick-off at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Ongoing service work and planning for service projects and upcoming conferences.


"The Locker" continues to be successful and outgrowing its space.  Donations of new and gently used business attire are stilling helping students meet the needs of a business professional.    

Plans are being made to attend the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro, NC. We look forward to networking with members from across the state.

 

Durham Technical CC - Fall 2016

The Delta Beta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda continues our tradition of service and activities. We have been very productive since our last report this past spring. We had six members attend the State Leadership Conference in April where all 6 members placed high enough to qualify for NLC, our chapter was recognized for completing TLLA. Betina Van Denend and Christopher McDuff were recognized for completing both the Director and Executive levels of CMAP, as well as being honored for participation in membership madness. Christopher McDuff also ran for State President as well.

Betina Van Denend, our chapter's vice president at the time, was recognized for outstanding student leadership at Durham Tech’s annual Student Senate award ceremony in April. We continued our strong commitment to community service by volunteering throughout the Triangle to include one organization who truly loves having us, Urban Ministries of Durham. Our club finished the 2015-2016 year with one of the highest record totals of volunteer hours by any club at Durham Tech. Our Chapter capped off our school year with an outing to a Durham Bulls game, which is one of our annual fund raising partners.

This summer five members traveled with two advisors to Atlanta, GA to attend our National Leadership Conference. Our members enjoyed the variety of educational and cultural attractions that Atlanta had to offer. During the conference Emilia Arrington took home 1st place in Sales Presentation and Christopher McDuff, Eric Eales and Tyler Kempton took home 2nd place in Networking Design and. Overall, our club benefited from the plethroa of workshops and came home with experiences that will last them a life time.

We started our Fall semester by participating in Durham Tech's Welcomemania, where clubs and organizations have the opportunity to discuss what they have to offer students and attract new members. We also attended the Fall Kick Off at Central Carolina Community College. We took four officers and one advisor, and engaged in various discussions about upcoming events and conferences as well as ways to improve our chapters and activities we could hold in collaboration with chapters in our area. 

 We kicked off our volunteer initiative for the year by volunteering at Urban Ministries on October 8th. Members and advisors helped sort clothes in the Urban Ministries clothes closet. We planning to visit at least one Saturday a month to continue to help Urban Ministries so they can better serve the community. We also have planned activities lined up for the Museum of Life and Science which we will help them with their annual Pumpkin Patch and Santa Train events, as well as work in FBLA and other organizations in our local community.

 

Chowan University - Fall 2016

Phi Beta Lambda Celebrating 50 Years at Chowan!


Chowan University's Phi Beta Lambda chapter is celebrating a golden anniversary!  Chowan's chapter was chartered on August 12, 1966 and has remained a solid organization representing the School of Business over the years.

Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit educational association of post-secondary students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.  Membership in Phi Beta Lambda provides students opportunities to learn outside the classroom and, in addition, promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.  All business majors or students enrolled in a business course are invited to join. 

For more information about PBL, contact Patsy Taylor, faculty adviser, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Scheduled meeting times for PBL are on the first and third Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. in McSweeney 112.  Get involved today and help us make this our best year yet!

 

Central Carolina CC - Spring 2016

The chapter wanted to hit the ground running and continue on with the success of the fall. The chapter finished the fall with over 100 members and looks to increase that number for the spring semester. The chapter had members attend both the NCPBL Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro and the National Fall Leadership Conference in Charleston SC. Both conferences provided learning environments that helped members grow as professionals and gain skills that will help create success for the chapter this spring.

The chapter now prepares for the State Leadership Conference in Charlotte this coming April after a successful FBLA-PBL week that saw activities planned each day to promote PBL and demonstrate to the campus what we have to offer. Fundraising activities are now active as the chapter looks to provide opportunities for any member that wants to attend. The annual spaghetti dinner is scheduled for March and a few other fundraisers planned working fundraisers in Charlotte and Raleigh.

SLC is not the only activity the chapter is focused on this spring. The chapter is heading up the Cougar Closet. A professional dress closet for students on campus to help them prepare for upcoming interviews and jobs after graduation. The project involved the chapter teaming up with Career Services to create workshops for students to attend who then can visit the closet. The chapter also creating networking opportunities for its members by joining the local chamber of commerce as well as members participating in Toastmasters International. Several members will also be representing the chapter as judges at the NCPBL FBLA State Leadership Conference in March.

 

Rowan-Cabarrus CC - Fall 2016

First off, we had the distinct honor of hosting PBL Kick Off on October 6, 2016 at the North Campus in Salisbury NC.  Several colleges were in attendance and a great time was had by all.  Our very own PBL President, Caroline Shue, graciously accepted an award certificate for hosting the Kick Off at RCCC.
Discussion was done via teleconference between North Campus and South Campus.  Topics up for discussion included a campus project, community service project, fundraising activities, and Fall Conference in Greensboro.

Campus project is an awareness project headed by Daphne Moore.  It involves the subject of Human Trafficking which is a much needed discussion because North Carolina ranks 10th in the nation for this criminal industry.  PBL will assist with information, project board, and pamphlets for an awareness forum scheduled to be held on December 2nd, 2016 at the auditorium on the North Campus.  Keynote speaker is Ms. Daphne Moore and there will be a guest speaker.

Community Service project still in early phase of development.  Provide awareness and assistance to the local community and children affected by abuse.  Toy and food donations are needed. To be discussed at future meetings.

Fundraising projects are currently being planned and will be up and going in the future.

The NC PBL Fall Leadership Development Conference will be held  November 18-19, in Greensboro, NC at the Wyndham Garden Hotel.  Officers are expected to attend.

Membership drive was discussed with ideas presented to spread interest.  PBL is an open club.  All students are welcome and encouraged to participate.

State PBL kickoff with Rowan-Cabarrus, Livingstone, Catawba plus other local and state Community Colleges

 

Appalachian State University - Fall 2016

The Appalachian State University Phi Beta Lambda chapter has been having an extremely productive semester thus far. As of October 27, 2016, we have 25 paid members. Our executive board consists of the following individuals:

  • President- John Vines
  • Executive Vice President- Madeline Roach
  • Vice President of Membership- Abby Young
  • Vice President of Marketing- Josh Paszke-Guerra
  • Vice President of Service- Dalton Peeler
  • Vice President of Professional Development- Grace Williams
  • Historian-Jenny Zheng


The following events have been completed by the PBL chapter:

  • March of Dimes- The club had a planning meeting on October 11 to compose the flyers and purple ribbons for the March of Dimes Event. Members learned about how to raise awareness for prematurity and volunteered to sign up for the day of the event. 

  • Homecoming- The club’s homecoming chair held an information session and planning meeting on October 20 to inform club members about the opportunities and events Appalachian State Homecoming offered. Members spoke about participating in the parade, creating a banner, and volunteering at the Homecoming Blood Drive. Over 500 volunteers, and over 1300 donors came out to carry on Appalachian’s Life Saving Legacy and collect 1,235 pints of blood! We are proud to say, the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter was able to contribute to such an amazing event. 

  • Phi Beta Lambda Adopt a Street Clean Up Day- The Phi Beta Lambda chapter has set up
    two clean-up days each semester in order to give back to the great Watauga community
    that has given us so much. Our first clean-up day was September 17, and our second is
    set to be October 28.

  • Member Induction Ceremony- On October 18, 2016, all officers and members of the
    2016-2017 school year was officially inducted. 

  • Guest Speaker Presentation: Speedway LLC- Speedway company was one of the many professional development speakers that are scheduled for this year. Representatives from the company visited on September 6, and informed members about the internship opportunities that were available over the summer. The next day, the Walker College of Business held a Career Fair, and Speedway offered three of our members a summer internship!


In addition, below are pictures from select events and more information can be found on our website at pbl.appstate.edu.  

 

 

North Carolina Central University - Fall 2016

North Carolina Central University 
Ropes Challenge Course Provides Teambuilding Experience
By: Brittany Wilson

The Iota Tau Chapter participated in the annual ropes course challenge. As a first time participant in this ropes course I was unaware of what to expect from this experience. At first glance I thought we would do rigorous activities that would force me to be physically active, which I am not the most physically fit person. Being physical was not the most important goal; instead, we focused on breathing techniques to relax ourselves, communication, trust, leadership and teamwork. The ropes course activities were designed to enhance our ability to work as a team. 

One of the first activities we did was to introduce ourselves to one another. One of the most endearing activities we did was the jump rope activity.  This activity forced us to truly work together, strategize, and communicate efficiently so that all members got across the rope successfully. As one of the members who had trouble getting across the rope I felt the sense of teamwork because everyone helped me in getting across by telling me when to go or by holding my hand. This activity allowed us to see where our weak spots were within communication and how we can fix them within our organization. 

We also did other communication building techniques that focused on verbal and nonverbal communication. Additionally, we did a trust fall which allowed us to really connect because in order to be a successful organization we must be able to trust each other. Overall, the ropes course allowed us to truly connect as a family and as an organization. I believe everyone who participated in the ropes course gained a bigger concept on how to work efficiently as a team. We learned important techniques in teamwork and we had fun together. We truly bonded even when we were frustrated with the challenges. There were many laughs and memorable moments. This was a day to remember!!!

 

 

Southeastern CC - Fall 2016

The Southeastern Community College PBL Chapter, has been working diligently this year to make a difference! We have participated in several activities both, on campus as well as in our community.  Our advisor and officers are working with other organizations within the campus to make future events successful just as the recent ones. We began by holding our first meeting and appointing newly officers.  Then we establish potential fundraisers, upcoming events, the creation of our new T-shirts.  September was a very busy month for our PBL Chapter members. 

We began the year with an early fundraiser by selling Country Meats sticks, as it was a full success the previous year.  Then we continued into the month with preparation to the annual kickoff at Barton College where our President had a part to preside, which then had to be postponed for later noticed to due a shortage of fuel. Our chapter took part in an on campus event known as Senior Day on September 27, 2016. High school seniors from the community were invited to participate in several workshops offered by various instructors. PBL jumped in and got the seniors involved with a good ol’ rendition of Shark Tank. Students were asked to come up with an innovative idea and to present it to their peers, instructors, and the judges. The event was a great success!

While planning and preparing for another successful month, once again the unstoppable of Mother Nature stirred up one of those unexpected Hurricanes.  With the coming of Hurricane Matthew and for the safety of everyone the Movie Night that was intended to be held on October 6th was postponed for November 10th.  During this event our Chapter was expected to take a part by having our own stand with goodies for the community.  As Hurricane Matthew approach the Carolinas, the damage was gradually increasing, as water levels increased as well as wind gusts, falling trees and washed out roads.  Instead with the devastation that Matthew left behind many of our members were found during cleanup efforts that were made by individuals and their families as well as the preparation of hot meals to be served to hundreds of people in our area. We are very proud of our chapter and its members as they stepped in to help others. We are continuing with these effort as our communities are far away from being fully restored. Matthew left the Carolinas Coast in destruction but also gathered us a to give and help. 

We have business left undone for the month of November.  We shall have new fundraiser toward the middle to end of the month with the World’s Finest Chocolate as it was requested by many of the community college students.  We have the Movie Night upcoming for the community.  Where our Chapter members will get to wear their new PBL T-shirts!

 

Stanly CC - Fall 2016

Following a very successful 2015-2016 year, Stanly Community College's PBL chapter is already off to a busy start.  In the spring of 2016, SCC awarded Shawn Oke, owner of The Sweet Shop, a certificate acknowledging him as the Business Person of the Year, and  Mr. Oke was subsequently SCC's nominee for the state award. 

In May, Courtney Earnhardt was one of ten Stanly Community College students who received recognition as an Outstanding Student Leader at the college's Leadership Convocation and Luncheon.

In June, four members, along with Mr. Hazlett, traveled to Atlanta, GA for the 2016 National Leadership Conference.  Jessica Ferretiz and Courtney Earnhardt served as voting delegates during the voting session which determined the national officers for the 2016-2017 year.  Amy Ray competed in Public Speaking, Jessica Ferretiz competed in Cyber Crime, Courtney Earnhardt competed and placed second in the nation in Sales Presentation, and Katrina Sams competed in Marketing Concepts and placed fourth in the nation in Social Media Challenge.  Katrina Sams also represented North Carolina as the state's nominee for induction into the organization's national level of Who's Who in PBL.  Our chapter also received the Gold Seal Chapter award, and placed sixth in the nation for the Chapter Annual Business Report.

On October 6, 2016, four chapter members accompanied Mr. Hazlett to the 2013 Fall Kick-Off at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  Those attending from SCC were Amy Ray, Tony Lundry, Raquel Eaton, and Katrina Sams.

Recently, Amy Ray (the 2016-2017 SCC PBL chapter president) presented Dr. John Enamait (President of Stanly Community College) with a certificate on the third day in his new positioni acknowledging SCC PBL's donation to the PD-F, Inc., scholarship fund in his honor.  We welcome Dr. Enamait and are looking forward to having him be involved as we celebrate FBLA-PBL's 75th anniversary.

Several organizational and planning meetings have already been held, and our chapter is excited about attending the upcoming Fall Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC.   Ideas are already in progress for our Chapter Recruitment Display Setup, applicants for the PBL-PD-F scholarship are putting the finishing touches on their applications, and the Non-Trivia Team is already hustling to prepare for competition.

We held our new member induction and officer installation ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2016, and Professional Division members, Ms. Patricia Maddox and Mr. Calvin Sams, were  in attendance, with Ms. Maddox bringing greetings and speaking to our chapter about her experiences.  We also participated in our school’s Fall Fest  event on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  We held a March of Dimes fundraising event at our PBL table that will continue through November, and had chapter recruitment materials on display to reach out to students who may not yet be aware of the benefits of joining PBL. 

This year promises to be one of the best ones yet as we work to become part of "A Legacy of Leadership!"

 

Barton College - Fall 2016

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects. 

Chapter members judged and gave workshops at one Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) regional meeting. Chapter members pre-judged FBLA school-site tests. Jamie Barton and our two advisers judged performances at the NC FBLA State Leadership Conference.

Members enjoyed success at the NCPBL State Leadership Conference in April. We are proud that Jamie Barton was again elected as NCPBL President. Four members and two advisers/Professional Division members traveled to Atlanta, GA, for the PBL National Leadership Conference. 

As a member of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Gamma Gamma chapter volunteered for the Wilson Business Expo. The chapter displayed its trophies at the annual Club Fair and at the Majors Fair. All activities presented an unique opportunity to recruit our new and returning students.  The chapter has also exhibited at sessions of Barton's Freshman Orientation—advertising our organization to prospective students.

The chapter will participate again this year in the Barton College Day of Service on October 19.  All day classes are cancelled!! We will bag white rice, brown rice, and beans and assist in distributing canned items to those in need.

During the semester, we will partner with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.

The chapter has a special Free Enterprise Day activity and March of Dimes project planned, as well as several fundraisers.

Our chapter continues its Legacy to Leadership for both traditional and Accelerated Profession Program students through joint projects.

The NCPBL Executive Edge Volume 47, Issue 2

Spring 2017

 

Pfeiffer University - Spring 2017

Pfeiffer PBL Holds Final Membership Drive for Potential New Members Before SLC 

Pfeiffer PBL is a constantly growing chapter and perhaps that is because of the current members' drive to recruit new members to join the organization that they feel so passionately about. After all, the more the merrier! Pfeiffer PBL's officers decided to hold a table membership drive in Stokes Student Center on February 15, 2017 in order to reach out to students who may have heard about PBL, but hadn’t joined yet. Pfeiffer gets a lot of transfer students, even during second semester so it is important to make the club available to them as well as to new students in the fall. Many new students, especially freshman do not feel confident enough in their abilities to jump headfirst into a club during their first semester, but are more comfortable in their second semester and therefore it makes more sense to attempt to recruit them then. Overall, it was a relatively successful recruitment day and it is always fun to get to tell other student about the things that Pfeiffer PBL has accomplished whether or not they choose to join.

 

Central Carolina CC - Spring 2017

The CCCC Phi Beta Lambda is off to another great year as we prepare for the upcoming SLC in April. The chapter officer team is hoping to accomplish their goals for the year this spring semester. Two of those goals, which include increasing chapter membership and professional membership, the chapter has already surpassed and will continue to add members all the way to the deadline. The recruitment committee has done a great job of marketing and reaching out across the campus to bring in more members.

Another goal of the chapter was to increase professional development within. The chapter has partnered up with Toastmasters International who now has a chapter on campus. Toastmasters International focuses on teaching how to be a better speaker. A skill needed for anyone entering into the workforce. All officers are required to join and attend meetings and all other members are encouraged to join as well.

Networking was also a goal of the officer team. So this year the chapter officially became a member of the Sanford Chamber of Commerce. All registered chapter members and professional division members are now members of the chamber and can attend all chamber events. Events include morning networking events, after hours social networking, to more formal events that include guest speakers and opportunities to meet with local government officials. This opportunity has created a gate way for our members to interact with local companies that will provide long term opportunities for members to find employment.

To prepare for the upcoming SLC and NLC, which will be held in California this June fundraising efforts are in full swing. The chapter continues to work in Charlotte at Time Warner Arena and the Lowes Motor Speedway and just formed a new relationship with the PNC arena in Raleigh. Fundraising not only helps to send the chapter to conferences, but it allows the chapter to provide scholarships, subsidize community service projects, and financial support chapter professional development.

 

We hope to see everyone at SLC in April and look forward to another successful year for NCPBL at NLC in June.

 

Stanly CC - Spring 2017

The spring started off with new member recruitment and planning for semester activities.  Following a chapter social held at Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant on January 27th, chapter members attended PBL Tip-offs at Pfeiffer University on February 2nd.  Speakers included Mr. Chad Nichols (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College adviser), Dr. Christopher Howard (Pfeiffer University adviser), Mr. Dan Hazlett (SCC Lead Adviser and State Adviser), and Katrina Sams (NC PBL Historian). 

A proclamation was officially issued for FBLA-PBL Week at the Stanly County Commissioners meeting on February 6th.  Invitations were extended to West Stanly FBLA and Pfeiffer University PBL chapters to join, and SCC PBL members, Amy Ray (President) and Katrina Sams (VP), appeared before the elected officials and spoke about the importance of the FBLA-PBL organization for area students.

As part of the FBLA-PBL week festivities, Ms. Sarah Barnett spoke about the power of a positive attitude in school, life and career on February 7th at the weekly chapter meeting.   An Adviser Appreciation dinner was held at Blue Bay Restaurant on February 9th that featured a Hollywood star theme with cupcakes, "filmstrip" signature banners, and gifts of appreciation for Mr. Hazlett and Ms. Chaney.  SCC PBL also held community service events during February where chapter members met with Ms. Scott with Stanly County Schools and assembled Parent Engagement Packets that would be distributed to families at local area elementary schools.

On February 20th, chapter members and advisers met at the Rosebriar Restaurant in Albemarle for lunch and networking with Dexter Townsend.  Mr. Townsend, a current Albemarle City Council member and form SCC PBL chapter office, was recently selected as Stanly County's Outstanding Citizen of the Year.  In addition to enjoying a great meal and dessert at a locally-owned  restaurant, it was interesting to compare notes with how things have changed through the years at Stanly Community College and PBL.

Ms. Tracey Hayes, a financial advisor with Edward Jones and founder of Stanly Womens Associated Network, was recently selected as SCC PBL's nominee for 2016-2017 Business Person of the Year.  Ms. Hayes spoke to the chapter on February 20th about financial considerations regarding career and retirement.  During the meeting,, Amy Ray presented Ms. Hayes with a certificate of recognition.

We are continuing to add members and delegates are looking forward to attend the NC PBL State Leadership Conference in April.  

This year promises to be one of the best ones yet as we work to become part of "A Legacy of Leadership!"

  

 

Barton College - Spring 2017

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects.
 

Local chapter President and NCPBL State President Jamie Barton represented the Barton College chapter at the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro.

In the ninth year of the Barton College "Day of Service," Gamma Gamma chapter members enthusiastically volunteered to participate in October 2016.  Members volunteered with Hope Station packaging non-perishable food and with yard work. In November 2016, the chapter celebrated Free Enterprise Day with Professional Division-Foundation member Charles Lanier speaking to the members. 

To recruit new members, chapter members have attended several Barton College classes to promote Phi Beta Lambda. Members prepared power point presentations, played PBL promotional videos, and distributed handouts highlighting the benefits of the organization. They were also able to share with the students their experience with Phi Beta Lambda and all of the skills acquired through their involvement. The chapter has also exhibited at Barton’s Open Houses—advertising our organization to prospective students.

Phi Beta Lambda members and chapter advisers are equipped to experience "A Legacy of Leadership" by showcasing the Gamma Gamma chapter's activities of community service and leadership development while recruiting members at Barton’s Freshman Fair, Club Fair, and Meet your Major. During the semester, we have partnered with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.  

December 2016, the two advisers judged at the FBLA Triangle East Regional Competition. Chapter members are judging Digital Events and Computer Applications School-Site Events prior to the FBLA State Leadership Conference. Jamie Barton and the two chapter advisers will judge at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro in March 2017.

 

Durham Technical CC - Spring 2017

The Delta Beta Upsilon Chapter finished off October by volunteering with the Museum of Life & Science's annual pumpkin. Every year the Museum holds this event to help the community celebrate Halloween. Our members helped the museum staff by helping members of the community with such activities as: Picking out a pumpkin, decorating their pumpkin, face painting and tattoo’s, the pumpkin sling shot, the pumpkin train, and the corn sand box.

 

We continued donating our time to Urban Ministries of Durham in November by helping sort clothes in the clothes closet and stocking the shelves of the food pantry. Our chapter has made it a priority to spend 2 hours on every second Saturday of the month working with Urban Ministries of Durham. Several members and advisors of our chapter recognized and celebrated Prematurity Day on November 17th. On November 18th and 19th one advisor and 7 members attended North Carolina FLDC. Our officers and members taught a workshop on leadership and team building. We were also award the gold seal chapter award. Chapter Treasurer Christopher McDuff was awarded one of three Professional Division Foundation Scholarships and President Betina Huntwork won the Professional Division's annual design a pin contest. We capped off November with advisors and officers grading FBLA regional competition event tests.

 

December was a busy month for us as a club with several activities going on. We kicked off December with another volunteer session at Urban Ministries of Durham on December 3rd. On December 9th one advisor, one PD member, and 5 members volunteered at the Museum of Life & Science’s annual Santa Train event. Our members helped guests with various science activities, face painting, faux ice skating rink and passing out hot chocolate. We concluded our year on Saturday December 10th, where one advisor and three members helped state officers judge FBLA Regional Competition events at Chapel Hill High. 

 

We started our year off with an Officer meeting to discuss the rest of our year in terms of recruitment, fund-raising, community service, conferences and awards. In February, we held activities for FBLA-PBL week. On Sunday February 5th, our members shared their stories via social media on how PBL has impacted them and the memories they have because of the experiences within PBL. Monday February 6th, we went on online and had a viewing party of the president’s webinar. Tuesday February 7th, our officers spoke in their various classes about PBL and the opportunities it can provide for each one reach one day. Wednesday February 8th, our members decorated our advisor’s doors and gave them gifts as tokens of our appreciation for all their hard work and support in honor of Advisor Appreciation Day. Later that day several members and advisors got together to take a picture honoring professional attire day as well. On Thursday February 8th, we reached out to a PD member to arrange for them to speak about career awareness day. Friday February 9th, several members wore their PBL shirts and showed off their PBL spirit for spirit day. We capped off FBLA-PBL week by volunteering at Urban Ministries of Durham for Community Service day on February 11th. 

 

Throughout the year our chapter has been working on various chapter awards in the fall we completed Super Sweeps and Non-stop November. We finished off February by completing Action-Awareness, TLLA, Outstanding Chapter and lastly, the Diamond Chapter award as well.

 

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2017

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Phi Beta Lambda Chapter has been quite busy this spring semester as we prepare for the upcoming state and national leadership conferences. We have continued our recruitment efforts by offering open informational meetings and creating a vivid bulletin board display with information about PBL. We have distributed flyers across campus and spread the word about PBL and its benefits by sparking open conversations across campus. 

 

We attended the Spring Tip-Off at Isothermal Technical Community College and we were excited about the opportunity to network with other members across the state. We continue to maintain our campus clothing closet, The Locker. We collect donations of new and gently used professional clothing items to offer to our students and community members. 

 

We have conducted a few fundraisers as we anticipate a high financial need for the National Leadership Conference travel to Anaheim, California. During one event, we sold small stuffed animals with candy and treats on Valentine’s Day on campus. We partnered with Fatz Café to host a pancake fundraiser breakfast. We also have another fundraiser planned in conjunction with our Student Government Association sponsored Earth Day event. We will be selling straw hats during this outdoor event.

 

For our spring community service project, we have partnered with Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry to help with some of their urgent needs for their Veterans Restoration Quarters. This is a residential program to help restore the lives of homeless veterans. We will be collecting items such as men's multiple vitamins, spray air freshener, and triple edge disposable razors. These items are in constant need at the facility. We also plan to participate in other events as a group cook team for upcoming meals at the facility.

 

This is a busy time of year for our chapter and we are excited about the upcoming opportunities at the State Leadership Conference and National Leadership Conference.

 

 

Gaston College - Spring 2017

Gaston College PBL held a March of Dimes Mini Walk on November 17, 2016. We held it on our Dallas Campus, which is our main campus. We set up a table with information about March of Dimes. We also had March of Dimes items we were giving away with donations. We spent an hour and a half walking the campus and collecting donations. We raised over $300 for March of Dimes. This is an annual event on our campus and is a personal event for our advisers, some faculty and staff, and some of our members. We hope that each year we can raise more money than the previous year. 

  

 

Appalachian State University - Spring 2017

The following events have been completed by the Appalachian State Phi Beta Lambda chapter this year.

 

Primo's Dinner Fundraiser – On November 30, 2016 the Appalachian State PBL chapter partnered with a local business to fundraise for the NC PBL State Leadership Conference.

 

Phi Beta Lambda Week -During the week of February 5th – February 10th of 2017, our PBL chapter participated in different activities that included: "Share your FBLA story day", "Member Spotlight", "Professional Attire Day", Community Service Day, and Career Awareness.

 

WCOB Service Week – In the forthcoming week of April 23rd – April 29th of 2017, our PBL chapter will be competing against other Walker College of Business clubs to have the greatest amount of service hours.  The chapter plans to participate in Adopt a Highway, have a canned food drive to help local food pantries, and hold an event to raise awareness for March of Dimes for Babies.

 

Fall Leadership Conference – Three members from the chapter attended the Fall Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC on November 18th and 19th.

 

 

Isothermal CC - Spring 2017

The 2016-2017 school year at Isothermal Community College has been fantastic. We focused our attention towards recruitment and we ended up adding at least five new members. These new members have become very active in our club and are a key part of who we are. Our participation rate has certainly improved from last year. Omega Theta only had 3 remaining officers at the beginning of the year, so we elected the best individuals to serve in the remaining positions. 

 

To start the year off we participated once again in our college's Grub Day where we competed in a scarecrow contest. Members of our club traveled to the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro where our team won First Place in the "NON-Trivia" Contest and also placed first for our recruitment table. One of our students also won one of the scholarships that was available at the fall conference. Members from our club participated in several volunteer activities, including a coat drive and collection of Christmas cards to send to our local veterans. We also donated cases of water to the local firefighters fighting the fire in Lake Lure.

 

This year we have completed several fundraisers. We started off with Belk cards, then had a PBL night at a local restaurant where they donated 10% of a customer's check to our club. Our club hosted its 3rd annual Chili Fundraiser and it was a success. Isothermal Community College PBL hosted the 2017 Spring Tip Off on February 2nd.  We were delighted to have the VP and Secretary of our state attend this Tip Off, as well as McKenzie Worley, the Southern Region VP. 

 

Currently, our members are preparing for the State Leadership Conference in April. Nine of our members will be competing at state their two events. 

 

 

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Fall 2015

 

Lenoir-Rhyne University - Fall 2015

Phi Beta Lambda Chapter returns to Lenoir-Rhyne University


Professor Jamie Conrad and the staff of the Charles M. Snipes School of Business and Economics at Lenior-Rhyne University is proud to announce the reactivation of the Zeta Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda.  More than a dozen students have joined Conrad in her efforts to recapture the stature the organization once held.

"I find it to be a great honor to follow in Dr. Simmons' footsteps and lead the Zeta Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Beta Lambda" said Professor Conrad when asked how she felt about reviving the chapter.

In 1976, Dr. Bob Simmons had a dream of starting his own Phi Beta Lambda Chapter at Lenoir-Rhyne University.  He established the Zeta Alpha Omicron chapter in 1976 and the chapter was active until 2007.  In its more than 30 years of existence, this chapter won enough awards to cover three walls in the Mauney-Schaeffer Building that houses the Charles M. Snipes School of Business and Economics, and it won the Gold Key Award, the highest honor in Phi Beta Lambda, for 15 consecutive years.  Lenoir-Rhyne's chapter consistently placed in the top 8 in state and national competitions.

Zeta Alpha Omicron boasted members of all races and genders, as well as special needs students.  Although business majors are the primary target for members, the former chapter included students from a variety of majors, all of whom were very integral in winning the awards that are displayed in the Mauney Building. 

These students not only banded together to win awards for themselves and the school, but to help one of their advisers in a time of need.  When Hurricane Hugo swept through the east coast of the United States, then Phi Beta Lambda Adviser Patty Wike’s farm was heavily damaged.  The students helped Wike and her husband clear the debris from their farm. 

The Zeta Alpha Omicron chapter was highly active in both the Phi Beta Lambda competition circuit and across the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.  Each year, the chapter would attend at least 12 events and return with plaques won by both individuals and the team.  These events have been described as "screaming frenzies" by Wike.  To raise money to travel to competitions, the chapter sold LR gear at football games for "decent prices and gained a decent profit," she added.

In 2006, Dr. Bob Simmons retired, and the organization suffered some leadership difficulties.  The decision was made to go inactive in 2007.

Plans for the revived chapter continue to move ahead.  Under the direction of Professor Conrad, the chapter has elected officers, attended the regional kick-off event at Appalachian State University, and enlisted professional members associated with the chapter. 

The 2015-16 officers are:
President: Hope Rust
First Vice-President:  William Young
Second Vice-President:  Brooke Contreras
Secretary: Jessica Rumple
Treasurer: Garrett Conley
Parliamentarian:  Timberly Wood
Reporter:  Sarah Mauney

The members of the Zeta Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda plan for the chapter to last at least another 30 years and cover three more walls with awards.

 

Gaston College - Fall 2015

Gaston College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, the national business club, has teamed up with TRiO, our Student Services club, to collect food for the underprivileged families served by the college. To encourage a little good-natured competition we chose to do a "Stacks4Stacks" theme. The program will cross all three Gaston college campuses and the class who collects the tallest "Stack" of food will receive a pancake breakfast courtesy of the Gaston College Phi Beta Lambda chapter. We hope to collect a great deal of food to help the needy families we have right here at our college.

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2015

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College PBL chapter has gotten off to the best start we have had in years.  We have 13 members and a full cadre of officers.  We also welcomed a new adviser, Jean Finley.


We assisted our SGA with the annual Fall Festival in September, where over 2,000 students gathered to check out information from the departments, organizations and clubs on campus, danced, enjoyed chair massages, as well as lunch. Four members and two advisers attended the Kick-off at Appalachian State University.  Eight members and three advisers are attending FLDC this year. In December, we will be sponsoring Head Start kids for A-B Tech's annual Children's Holiday Party again this year.

Our first fundraiser was a Monster Mash held on October 13 at the Mill Room in Asheville.  This masquerade ball was a collaborative effort with the Marketing capstone class at A-B Tech.  It was a lot of fun for members.

We just finished our first service project.  We have collected bottled water and paper goods for Columbia, SC.  This fulfills a huge need due to the recent flooding.  We collected 749 bottles of water, 11 gallon jugs of water, 1,614 eating utensils, 540 cups, 996 plates/bowls, and over 1,700 napkins.  These items were taken to the Columbus, NC fire department for distribution in Columbia.

We look forward to another exciting year connecting with fun, friendship, education, and lifelong experiences!

 

 

Appalachian State University - Fall 2015

The Beta Phi chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Appalachian State University has accomplished many goals thus far this semester. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Appalachian has a state officer: McKenzie Worley. McKenzie is the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Western Region Vice President. In that role, on September 24th, McKenzie led the Western region Kick-Off Meeting at Appalachian State's Belk Library. At this meeting, multiple schools from the Western region travelled to Boone to discuss local, state, and national goals. Students and advisors who attended were able to network with others in the process. The schools in attendance were Appalachian State University, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Gaston College, Isothermal Community College, Lenior Rhyne University, and Western Carolina University.

On October 8th, chapter members connected with the Boone community by participating in the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Adopt-a-Highway program and cleaning an adopted road. Four times a year the chapter cleans Winklers Creek Road. On the same day as the street cleanup, the chapter partnered with Tucker's Café, a local eatery, to a host a fundraiser. For the month of October, funds raised from the partnership fundraisers with Tucker's will go to assist students with paying for state and national conference expenses in order to ensure everyone can attend. In the upcoming weeks, Appalachian will be volunteering at F.A.R.M. Café, a local non-profit pay-what-you-can community kitchen. Our members will volunteer as servers, hosts, and dishwashers to ensure that the natives of Boone are able to eat, regardless of means.

Lastly for this semester, Appalachian is planning trips to the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro, NC and the National Fall Leadership Conference in Charleston, SC. Our members are excited to further develop their leadership skills from the workshops they'll attend, network with other chapters to establish professional contacts, and become more involved with this wonderful organization. We're looking forward to the remainder of the semester and are excited to see how things go.

 

Pfeiffer University - Fall 2015


Pfeiffer University's Phi Beta Lambda chapter hosted a campus-wide scavenger hunt on September 25, 2015. It was a very windy, rainy, and cold night but that didn't stop people from coming out to the event. The PBL Scavenger Hunt was a great success with a total of 12 people participating and competing for gift card prizes.

The theme for the event was "things found in an office." We used various office items, from a coffee mug to a stapler placed in strategic positions all around campus. The rules were simple, split up into groups of two, use the clues given to them to find the hidden office items, and then to take team "selfies" with each item. Everyone ended up having a lot of fun doing the scavenger hunt, especially with trying to figure out exactly what the clues meant. It was a great event to get our name out to everyone on campus and our membership increased as a result of some of the competitors joining our organization!

 

Randolph CC - Fall 2015

This year we have many exciting events planned and our membership drive during the first month was a great surprise. Daily, we continue to get inquiries on how to join and wonder if we will need a bigger meeting room.


 
We are under new leadership with our chapter president, Tyler Lisk, and have a renewed focus for this year’s Phi Beta Nu chapter at Randolph Community College. So far we have had two great events planned that have been rained out due to a little hurricane off our coast, but we will not let that stop us. The one event that no hurricane could prevent us from completing was our chapter being able to host the Kick-Off meeting for the Central region (see photo above). We had a great turnout and loved seeing old friends.


Currently, we are working on some more events that will take place indoors, so the weather will not be a problem. Many of the events concern connecting with businesses for networking activities, and working with our community for volunteering events. This year’s chapter goals are to do as much as possible to improve ourselves as future business leaders, while leaving a long-lasting, positive mark on our community.


As this newsletter get posted for delivery, our members are ready to take Greensboro by the horns in November and show NCPBL what RCC’s Phi Beta Nu’s are made of; so watch out North Carolina, here we come!

 

Central Carolina CC - Fall 2015

The fall semester has started and the CCCC chapter is ready to once again to take on new challenges. The first is recruitment and building the chapter up once again as not only one of the largest in NCPBL but in the nation as well. The chapter has already surpassed its mark from last fall and is already approaching the total from the previous year. Officers and members are working hard to recruit new members and help spread the word of the value of PBL to every student on campus.

The chapter has also already begun several fundraising and community service projects. Fundraising is a continual process that the members participate throughout the year in. These activities include running a concession stand at different venues to upcoming Christmas tree sale on campus. The chapter's mission for fundraising is to provide transportation and lodging for all chapter activities. Members working events can also earn registration fees as well per diem for national conferences.

Community Service projects have started as well. Members have already started working with the Food Bank and the CUOC to collect grapes and produce for the Farm to Table program. The chapter goes out weekly to pick produce on Tuesdays. Ground work is also being laid for partnerships with Backpack for Buddies, The Next Step, Junior Achievement, and our new Professional Development series that involves the first suit closet on campus. All participation in project allows members to earn hours for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

The Social committee has been active as well as the chapter will host a cookout for PBL members and a movie night in the quad for all CCCC members on October 23rd. In honor of the upcoming release the movie will be Star Wars (original). Movies are being planned for November and December as well on campus. A Christmas party for members and breakfast for exam week are being organized as we speak.

 

Miller-Motte College - Fall 2015

Miller-Motte College, Jacksonville chartered its chapter in September 2015. The chapter began with six students and has ten members to date. Five professional members have also been recruited. Miller-Motte College Jacksonville is excited to give back to the community and connect with fellow PBL members.

Back row from left to right: Jackie Tadeo, adviser; Kevin Atterberry, President; Carlos Fraticelli; Jeremiah Gettler, Vice President; James Gardner, Treasurer. Front row from left to right: Courtney Cousar; Dee Dee Reeves, Secretary; Wayne Smith; Joshua Hite; Darnell Walker; Natalie Williams, Campus Director

 

 

 

Stanly CC - Fall 2015

The Stanly Community College chapter has been busy since last SLC and the members are excited about the 2015-2016 year.

In May, Chapter President Chuck VanHoose was one of nine students selected to be recognized at the annual college Student Leadership Awards Program and Luncheon.  Katrina Sams was also recognized for her selection as PBL state historian for 2015-16.

Four representatives of the chapter attended the national conference in Chicago, where Chuck was a candidate for national president.  The chapter thanks all those NC PBL members who worked at the campaign booth and the chapters that brought gold-wrapped candy.

The chapter is proud of Katrina Sams for her 6th Place national award in the Retail Management event!

At graduation ceremonies, Leah Joyner received the college's top leadership award for her work with several organizations, including PBL.

Fall activities began with the selection of Katrina as chapter president.  PBL participated in the college Club Fair in September, visited classes, and sent an all-campus email blast with a copy of the membership brochure attached.

During the fall, SCC hosted a meeting of the NCPBL PD-F Board of Directors.  A newly-elected member of the Board is Rick Gardner, former chapter president who served as state president in 1984.  Rick is now director of marketing with DeHaze Corporation (Food Lion).

PD-F Member Sherri Gillespie Ellenburg conducted the officer installation and membership induction ceremonies at a dinner meeting Oct. 19. 

At the installation, SCC's Director of Public Information Michelle Pfeiffer was recognized by PBL by presenting the chapter's NCPBL PD-F Scholarship Fund donation in her honor.  Ms. Pfeiffer is very supportive of PBL activities and keeping the campus and community informed on PBL events and awards.

On Oct. 28, the chapter will do a March of Dimes booth at SCC's FallFest.

The chapter has scheduled visits to the Stanly County Small Business Center, the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, and the Albemarle Downtown Development Association on November 16 to celebrate American Enterprise Day.

Delegates are looking forward to the Charleston NFLC and especially the Greensboro FLDC.

SCC members wish everyone a good fall and a good PBL year!


 

Johnson & Wales University - Fall 2015

On August 23rd & September 20th, 2015, Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte PBL Chapter partnered with Special Events Club & Accounting Society in a Carolina Panther Parking event on campus. We raised nearly $5,000 to be used for promoting FBLA-PBL at our university.


We have established our Executive Board for the 2015-16 academic school year. Our goals outlined for the year is to increase membership and bring awareness to the organization. Davon Moody, Executive President; Anelle Molina, Executive Vice President of Operations; Rachit Patel, Vice President of Program; A’Miya Williams, Vice President of Finance; Kayla Conley, Vice President of Communications; Kaylin Fulp, Vice President of Events; Alexis Howell, Secretary; De’Quan Palmer, Assistant Secretary. We are extremely excited to connect with FBLA-PBL leaders across the Carolinas.

 

Barton College - Fall 2015

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects. 

Chapter members judged and gave workshops at two Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) regional meetings. Chapter members pre-judged FBLA school-site tests. Our two advisers judged performances at the NC FBLA State Leadership Conference.

Members enjoyed success at the NCPBL State Leadership Conference in April. We are proud that Jamie Barton was again elected as NCPBL Eastern Region Vice President. Two members and two advisers/Professional Division members traveled to Chicago, IL, for the PBL National Leadership Conference experiencing a l-o-n-g charter bus ride with their friends from Central Carolina Community College and enjoyed the sights of the Windy City. 

As a member of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Gamma Gamma chapter volunteered for the Wilson Business Expo. The chapter displayed its trophies at the annual Club Fair and at the Majors Fair. All activities presented an unique opportunity to recruit our new and returning students.  The chapter has also exhibited at sessions of Barton’s Freshman Orientation—advertising our organization to prospective students.

The chapter will participate again this year in the Barton College Day of Service on October 21.  All day classes are cancelled!! 

During the semester, we will partner with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.  The chapter will also continue its Home Delivered Meals community service project—volunteering each Thursday to deliver meals in the community.

The chapter has a special Free Enterprise Day activity and March of Dimes project planned, as well as several fundraisers.

Our chapter continues to Connect the talents of both traditional and Accelerated Profession Program students through joint projects.

 

Rowan-Cabarrus CC - Fall 2015

Our chapter at Rowan-Cabarrus has been working diligently since the start of the school year. We have had a two successful meetings and the chapter keeps growing with each meeting. In the spring of 2015, our 2015-2016 officers were elected to lead this chapter to great success. We have already set dates for all of our meetings for the school year.

We have a lot of amazing events planned within our community for the coming year. We are taking donations for the local pregnancy resource center and the family crisis center. We are also planning to host a gospel concert in the early spring of next year. SGA has kept us busy with events on campus including, College Night Out in downtown Salisbury, a K-9 Demonstration, and in the near future a Veteran's Day Celebration as well as a few others.

We have a lot of work ahead of us, but with this team we know that we will be able to accomplish anything. We are very excited to see what the year as in store for the Rowan-Cabarrus Phi Beta Lambda Chapter.

 

Southeastern CC - Fall 2015

We are looking forward to a great year for Phi Beta Lambda at Southeastern Community College! We have so many great things to look forward to. This year, Southeastern Community College started off the year by hosting its first ever Phi Beta Lambda Kickoffs on campus. We had a great turnout and our school President was able to meet with the PBL Eastern Region and see what PBL was about. This was a great opportunity for Southeastern Community College and we are honored for the experience and very happy to say that it was a success and a great way to kick off the year. We have had two chapter meetings already and have several more already scheduled. We have met with other clubs and discussed fundraising activities and also recruiting ideas to get new members to join Phi Beta Lambda. SCC PBL is assisting the on-campus Student Government Association with various tasks and we have sent a representative to each of their meetings. Officers have been elected for the 2015-2016 school year. Also, SCC PBL is signed up for the Fall Leadership Development Conference. Members are working on a pin design and a board for FLDC. We have several events scheduled including March of Dimes, Relay for Life, a food drive, Halloween at our local rest home, and much more. We look forward to a very productive year and cannot wait to see our fellow PBL'ers at the Fall Leadership Development Conference!


Below are a few pictures from our Eastern Region Meeting!!

 

 

Durham Technical CC - Fall 2015

Durham Tech PBL was busy last year.  In December we served as judges for the Triad Regional FBLA conference at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC.  It is always fun to be on the other side of the competitions. We also participated at Durham's Museum of Life and Sciences' Santa Train and got to be elves helping with loading the train to go to the North Pole, serving hot chocolate, playing in the "snow" and assisting with the ice skating rink.  We were proud to win two campus-wide food drives by collecting more food than any other club at Durham Tech. This food went to the Durham Tech Food Bank which supplies food to students and staff.   We were honored to win one of two Durham Tech Service Awards for the most volunteer hours performed during last school year. We enjoyed SLC and took 7 students and 2 advisers to NLC.  We are looking forward to "connect"ing more this year with our college, NCPBL and National PBL!

 

University of Mount Olive - Fall 2015

The University of Mount Olive's Zeta Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has had a busy beginning to the new school year. We elected new officers for the 2015-2016 school year and are ready to get down to business. We held a recruitment booth at our campus student involvement fair and had a good turnout of new, interested members at our first chapter meeting. Several players on the men's volleyball team and other athletes were present and showed a lot of interest at the meeting. We are also working on recruiting members from our satellite campuses to join our chapter. We had students attend the annual NC PBL Kick Off at Southeastern Community College, which provided us a lot of useful information on the events that are taking place this year. We are working on setting up community service projects as well as fundraisers to attend FLDC in Greensboro. We are eager and ready to see what great opportunities await us with Phi Beta Lambda this year.

 

North Carolina Central University - Fall 2015

Women in Power
By Rodney Johnson

Miller-Motte College, Jacksonville chartered its chapter in September 2015. The chapter began with six students and has ten members to date. Five professional members have also been recruited. Miller-Motte College Jacksonville is excited to give back to the community and connect with fellow PBL members.


Ms. Kourtney Daniel-Robinson, a Fall 2013 member of the Iota Tau Chapter currently reigns as Ms. North Carolina Central University.  She serves as the leader and face of the entire university, where she has implemented a campaign titled CLUTCH, inspired by her own entrepreneurial handbag venture. The purpose of the CLUTCH campaign is to build the future through Connecting Leaders with Unity, Truth, Community Service, and Humility. Since her reign began, Ms. Daniel-Robinson has hosted several opportunities to mold current students into proper leaders. "Being apart of Phi Beta Lambda has prepared me to step out of my comfort zone by representing such an amazing university. Being a woman in power has taught me that you have to do something different everyday that scares you. That moment is where the growth happens. You become stronger and wiser." said the Campus Queen.


Ms. Keyona Presha, a Fall 2013 member of the Iota Tau Chapter, currently serves as the Senior Class President in the Student Government Association at North Carolina Central University. Her campaign "Key to Success", stole the show during the spring student government elections, where she pushed her passion to ensure her fellow graduating peers, had all of the resources needed to be prepared post graduation. In addition, she continues to foster their development and growth in the university, with consistent support and efforts for entering into the competitive job market.


Ms. Attiyya Newman, a Spring 2015 member of the Iota Tau Chapter, currently reigns as the Ms. School of Business at the C.T. Willis School of Business at North Carolina Central University. She works closely with faculty and staff in order to communicate student concerns in an attempt to create an environment for opportunity. Her campaign titled, REBRAND, is an effort to change the course of how students in the School of Business are looked upon and prepared in comparison to their Business counter parts at Duke Fuquay Varina and Kenan Flager School of Business at UNC Chapel Hill. Her efforts have involved fostering her peers and other organizations, with a focus on the early development of underclassmen students. Ms. Newman stated, "Phi Beta Lambda represents my values and fostered my confidence when I ran for my position. I had the support I needed from my fellow members on campus and professional division members. This allowed me to standout and become the candidate of choice."

 

The NCPBL Executive Edge Volume 46, Issue 2

Spring 2016

 

Durham Technical CC - Spring 2016

The Delta Beta Upsilon Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda at Durham Tech continues our tradition of service and activities. We have been very productive since the start of the new school year in August. We had one advisor and two officers attend the Fall Kick off at Randolph Community College, where we learned about the many different conferences to be held this year and did some teambuilding activities. We had members attend the Greensboro Leadership Conference in October where our advisers, Ms. Parrish and Ms. Kerber, presented a workshop on team building, our chapter was recognized for attaining PBL Gold Star status, and our club submitted and was selected as the 2015-2016 State Pin Design Winner as well as receiving the President's Award for Recruitment Materials Display .






We also collected over 270 pounds of food at DTCC Fall Fest for the Durham Tech Food Bank. We served as judges for the FBLA Triad Regional Competition at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, as well as helped grade tests for the competition. 



In the fall, we helped get the word out about American Enterprise Day and we participated in two volunteer events at the Durham Museum of Life and Science, the Pumpkin Patch and the Santa Train.  We had a great time at both, helping kids see the Great Pumpkin and Santa Claus.



We started off this spring semester by volunteering at Durham Tech for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  We helped by creating box lunches and packing food for various Food Banks in the area.

In February, we started off FBLA-PBL week by having Durham Mayor Bill Bell draft a proclamation officially declaring February 8th – 13th, 2016 as National Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda Week.




Several members dressed in professional attire on February 10th for Professional Day.



We celebrated Advisor Appreciate day with Signs, Chocolates and Flowers as a token of appreciation for all the hard work they do in support of FBLA-PBL and our members.

On Saturday February 13th we had several members participate at Urban Ministries by sorting clothes in the clothes closet to close our FBLA-PBL Week. At the begging of the week three of our members became supervisor certified at Urban Ministries so that we can continue to help out with this wonderful organization as frequently as possible.


 

Barton College - Spring 2016

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects. 

Chapter member and Eastern Region Vice President Jamie Barton represented the Barton College chapter at the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro.

In the eighth year of the Barton College "Day of Service," Gamma Gamma chapter members enthusiastically volunteered to participate in October 2015.  Members volunteered with the First Christian Church assisting shut-in church members with yard work. In November 2015, the chapter celebrated Free Enterprise Day with Professional Division-Foundation member Richard Lee speaking to the members.

To recruit new members, chapter members have attended several Barton College classes to promote Phi Beta Lambda. Members prepared power point presentations, played PBL promotional videos, and distributed handouts highlighting the benefits of the organization. They were also able to share with the students their experience with Phi Beta Lambda and all of the skills acquired through their involvement. The chapter has also exhibited at Barton's Open Houses—advertising our organization to prospective students.

Phi Beta Lambda members and chapter advisers are equipped to "Connect" by showcasing the Gamma Gamma chapter’s activities of community service and leadership development while recruiting members at Barton's Freshman Fair, Club Fair, and Meet your Major. During the semester, we have partnered with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities. 

December 2015, two members and two advisers judged at the FBLA Triangle East Regional Competition. Chapter members are judging Digital Events and Computer Applications School-Site Events prior to the FBLA State Leadership Conference. Jamie Barton and the two chapter advisers will judge at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro in March 2016.

   

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Spring 2016

The A-B Tech chapter of Phi Beta Lambda has been active this past fall. 


Wendy Alexander, Carmel French, Angela Lore, Robert McCary, William Mitchell, Katie Roberts, Christian Sluder, and Caitlin Youngblood served as delegates for the FLDC in Greensboro.   Advisers Dr. Kathie Doole, Ms. Veronica Dooly and Ms. Jean Finley were also in attendance.  We were pleased to come home with a Gold Star Chapter award as well as third place for Membership Recruitment Display.  Katie, William, and Christian took on the Non-Trivia contest in spite of being PBL members for only one month.  Angela and Carmel competed for the NCPBL Scholarship.  We are delighted that Angela won and are proud of both ladies.  In addition, Wendy entered the Pin Design contest.

Angela Lore represented the chapter at the National PBL Fall Leadership Conference.  Dr. Doole attended the conference with her which was held in Charleston, SC.

In November, we began gathering items for Homeward Bound to help those in need.  Items collected included toiletries and paper products.  The items were wrapped and delivered to the center in early December.

Also in December we helped sell tickets at the Fly Fishing Expo held at the WNC Agricultural Center. We sponsored three children at the annual SGA Children's Holiday Party where we purchased Big Wheels and attended the party with the children.  We also sold holiday evergreen wreaths.

Our clothing closet, "The Locker", continues to grow.  Donations of new and gently used business attire from individuals and businesses are still rolling in.  Items to those students needing professional wear, include suits for men and women, skirts, slacks, dress shirts, dress shoes, and even dress coats.

The members honored the advisors during FBLA-PBL week.  Homemade candles were given to them along with cards signed by the members.

We are currently preparing for the State Leadership Conference.  We look forward to networking with members from across the state.  Good luck to everyone in the competitions.

 

Isothermal CC - Spring 2016

The 2015-2016 year at Isothermal Community College has been a blast. Not only did we focus on recruitment and end up doubling our members, but our participation has improved immensely. Omega Theta only had two remaining officers from last year, so we made sure to elect the very best for the other five positions.
 
We kicked the year off with our college's Grub Day and won the scarecrow contest by a landslide. Members from our club were involved with multiple volunteer opportunities including the fund drive for our school's radio station, welcoming middle school students to the college, and helping the Grace of God rescue mission with their soup kitchen.
 
There have been many fundraisers for our chapter this year. We started with Pizza Inn cards, then we sold hundreds of lollipops. Our Chili Fundraiser was rescheduled due to the weather but we succeeded in collecting even more donations than the year before. Our current fundraiser is through Tom Wats, which we will conclude the first week of March.
 
Currently, we are preparing for the State Leadership Conference in April. Eight of our members will be participating and everyone is getting ready to compete in their two events.

 

Appalachian State University - Spring 2016

The Beta Phi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda at Appalachian State University is off to a strong start in 2016! So far this year, we have dedicated time to recruiting new members via various club fairs on campus. These efforts resulted in an increase in membership from Fall semester. In February, new members were inducted, welcomed to the organization, and presented with a chapter T-shirt designed by our officers and sponsored by The Cottages of Boone. This semester, in addition to recruitment activities, we participated in National FBLA-PBL Week and National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

This February, Appalachian members participated in several FBLA-PBL Week activity days including Each One Reach One, Professional Attire, Adviser Appreciation, Career Awareness, and FBLA-PBL Spirit. Two highlights of week were Adviser Appreciation Day and Career Awareness Day. We showed Dr. Finnell how much we appreciated her by taking her to dinner and showering her with a few of her favorite things. For Career Awareness Day, we hosted representatives from Aerotek (staffing firm) and GEICO (insurance company). They spoke to members about building your brand, interviewing, career opportunities available within their companies, and their experiences working for the companies.

To promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, Appalachian members participated in the Western Region North Carolina Technology Student Association Conference held February 26 at Appalachian State University. Members judged business-related projects and scored other prejudged projects. Several of Appalachian’s members will continue to serve and promote CTE and FBLA-PBL by assisting with the North Carolina FBLA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro later in March. At this conference, members will act as administrators for the competitive events portion of the conference. This is an event that Appalachian participates in annually.

In an effort to finish the semester strong, we have plans to raise funds for the March of Dimes and conduct at least two Adopt-a-Highway cleanups. We also plan to participate in the North Carolina PBL State Leadership Conference in Charlotte in April. Appalachian State University is very excited to continue connecting with others throughout the state in hopes of gaining a spot at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta this summer! 

 

Central Carolina CC - Spring 2016

The chapter wanted to hit the ground running and continue on with the success of the fall. The chapter finished the fall with over 100 members and looks to increase that number for the spring semester. The chapter had members attend both the NCPBL Fall Leadership Development Conference in Greensboro and the National Fall Leadership Conference in Charleston SC. Both conferences provided learning environments that helped members grow as professionals and gain skills that will help create success for the chapter this spring.

The chapter now prepares for the State Leadership Conference in Charlotte this coming April after a successful FBLA-PBL week that saw activities planned each day to promote PBL and demonstrate to the campus what we have to offer. Fundraising activities are now active as the chapter looks to provide opportunities for any member that wants to attend. The annual spaghetti dinner is scheduled for March and a few other fundraisers planned working fundraisers in Charlotte and Raleigh.

SLC is not the only activity the chapter is focused on this spring. The chapter is heading up the Cougar Closet. A professional dress closet for students on campus to help them prepare for upcoming interviews and jobs after graduation. The project involved the chapter teaming up with Career Services to create workshops for students to attend who then can visit the closet. The chapter also creating networking opportunities for its members by joining the local chamber of commerce as well as members participating in Toastmasters International. Several members will also be representing the chapter as judges at the NCPBL FBLA State Leadership Conference in March.

 

Stanly CC - Spring 2016

The Stanly Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter had a great time at the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC, in November.  In addition to attending several leadership workshops, we entered a team in the Non-Trivia Contest, had a member interview for one of the PBL scholarships, and won second place in the "Presidents’ Award" competition for the best display of recruitment materials.

In November, the SCC PBL chapter drafted a Proclamation for the Stanly County Board of Commissioners to sign recognizing National FBLA-PBL Week.  The chapter invited officers of the Pfeiffer University PBL chapter to join them at the Commissioners meeting for the presentation.  Members spoke about PBL and the success of the chapters from the two county colleges.  The commissioners' meeting was televised.

On November 16th, in recognition of American Enterprise Day, SCC PBL toured the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, the SCC Economic Development and Small Business Center, and the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation, all located in Downtown Albemarle.  At each location, the president or director spoke to the group about the work of the organization and its influence on job growth.  Ms. Kathy Almond, 1982 SCC PBL president, is the recently selected president of the Albemarle/Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, and former PBL member Alicia Herrin is director of the Small Business Center.   Following the tour, the group had supper at Second Street Sundries Coffee and Café, owned by GHA Autism Supports, which opened on January 19, 2015, with a mission to provide employment opportunities for individuals with autism that the non-profit agency currently serves.

Also during FBLA-PBL week, the SCC PBL chapter organized a bowling event as a national "Connecting Chapters" activity. Pfeiffer University, Catawba College, Livingstone College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Randolph Community College members were invited to meet at Strike Zone Bowling Lanes in Albemarle. Attendees then went out for dinner together at Little Tokyo restaurant.

In February, the chapter announced the selection of Mr. Shawn Oke as its Business Person of the Year.  Mr. Oke, in addition to being the city fire chief, is 16-year owner of The Sweet Shop.  The bakery is one of the oldest businesses in Albemarle, and the chapter particularly wanted to honor one of the older businesses since the city is celebrating its 175th Anniversary.  Mr. Oke will be scheduled to speak to the chapter during the spring on his career and his advice to members getting ready to enter the workforce.

Most recently the chapter also hosted a diaper shower for the local Pregnancy Resource Center.  An electronic invitation was sent to all campus employees, and many contributed diapers or money.  Ms. Jackie Almond Poplin, a former PBL member now employed as Development Director at the PRC, attended the shower.  Chapter members provided refreshments.

 

Pfeiffer University - Spring 2016

Pfeiffer University's PBL Week, held this past February, was a great success! On Monday, chapter members manned a bake sale station set up in the Stokes building on campus to sell homemade treats such as brownies, Rice-Krispie treats, cookies and more to students, staff, and faculty in an effort to raise funds for the March of Dimes charity. This single event raised $130! The week continued with a "Each One Reach One" event on Wednesday night where chapter officers hosted a 90's Night Trivia Contest. There was a great turnout that resulted in more students becoming aware of what our organization is all about and much fun was had by all. Rounding out the week, we participated in a Connecting Chapters bowling night in Albemarle that was hosted by the PBL chapter at Stanly Community College.

The NCPBL Executive Edge Volume 44 Issue 1

Fall 2013

 

Stanly CC - Fall 2013

Following a very successful 2012-2013 year, Stanly Community College’s PBL chapter is already off to a busy start.  On September 19, 2013, five chapter members accompanied Mr. Hazlett to the 2013 Fall Kick-Off.

Chapter officers for the year are:  Krista Bedrin (President), Chuckie Vanhoose (Vice President), Katrina Sams (Secretary-Treasurer), David Osborne (Student Government Association Representative), Hergheng Moua (Social Director), and Germanic Colson (Public Information Officer).

An organizational meeting was held on Monday, October 14, 2013.  Our chapter is excited about attending the upcoming Fall Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC. Ideas are already in progress for our Chapter Recruitment Display Setup, applicants for the PBL-PD-F scholarship are putting the finishing touches on their applications, and the Non-Trivia Team is already hustling to prepare for competition.

Stanly Community College is also hosting a Fall Festival for students on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, and our chapter is finalizing plans for a PBL table at the event.  Weather permitting, we may exhibit our Chapter Recruitment Display Setup.  We will also be having a basket raffle that will contain 40 items in celebration of our chapter’s 40th anniversary at Stanly Community College.  Proceeds from the basket raffle will be donated to the March of Dimes.

For American Enterprise Day on November 15th, 2013, our chapter is planning to visit and tour the local Chamber of Commerce and have the director conduct the installation of new officers for the year.  In September, Stanly Community College PBL was pleased to learn that Kathy Almond was named President and CEO of the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce.  Kathy was chapter president in 1982 and received state awards in Future Business Leader Executive and Extemporaneous Speaking.  As owner of Designs of Distinction, a local gift and floral design shop, she was Stanly Community College’s PBL Business Person of the Year.

In May, Rathavone Wilder and Courtney Seidenschmidt were among the ten Stanly Community College students who received Outstanding Student Leader medallions at the college’s Leadership Convocation and Luncheon.

In preparation for the National Leadership Conference, the annual PBL dessert auction was held.  A total of twelve items were on the list and, as usual, Ms. Amirtharaj’s cherry cheese cake brought in the highest bid at $42!

 

Gaston College - Fall 2013

On Saturday October 5, 2013. Gaston College Phi Beta Lambda Chapter members volunteered at The March of Dimes “March for Babies” 5K run and walk. The event was held at the Shelby City Park located in Shelby, NC. The March of Dimes is an organization that works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The foundation works together for stronger, healthier babies. FBLA-PBL is a March for Babies partner, so we put on our shoes and walked for the cause.

The activities kicked off at 8:00 a.m. Our chapter was in charge of directing participants along the designated route. Members had a wonderful time cheering the runners on. Together we all showed our support!

Entertainment was provided by local dance teams, as well as, free carousel and train rides. Signs and balloons were placed throughout the park area. The names and pictures of children for whom participants were walking and running were displayed on signs. Before the walk began, we released purple and white balloons. The balloon filled sky was such an inspiration for volunteers who believe in the mission, and join in the fight against premature birth.

Gaston College Phi Beta Lambda was proud to put excellence into action during this event.

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical CC - Fall 2013

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College PBL chapter has new challenges ahead for the 2013-14 school year. After returning from the National Leadership Conference with 2 individual awards, one team award, and one chapter award, we dove right back into fundraising for next year's conference expenses. For many years, our chapter has raised money by running a beverage stand at our local Bele Chere event—a popular downtown music and arts festival with a 35 year history—but this year Bele Chere had somber undertones; this year was the last Bele Chere.

As much as local businesses, musicians and artists will miss the income Bele Chere brings, so too will our club. However, this change in the usual plan presents a valuable opportunity to this year's club members: the opportunity for each member to have a measurable impact on the club as a whole, to offer new fundraising ideas and give meaningful feedback on those ideas, to experience a year where our advisers don't have all the answers and don't have tried-and-true plans. Our chapter has always displayed excellence in following directions, completing projects and winning awards, but this year is different. This year, by necessity, each of our members must also display excellence in action.

This year more than ever, we need every member to keep their eyes and ears open for opportunities to raise money, opportunities to serve our community, and opportunities to grow both as a club and individually. Already our members are coming up with new and promising ideas to engage our campus and our community, and it's exciting!

Of course, fundraising isn't all we will be doing this year. We assisted our SGA with the annual Fall Festival in September, where over 2,000 students gathered to check out information from the departments, organizations and clubs on campus (ours included), dance when the DJ played really good songs, and enjoy lunch. We hosted the Western Region's 2013 Kick-Off again this year, and although not all the chapters could attend, everyone there enjoyed the 60s-themed trivia, and left with all the important info for the upcoming FLDC and the rundown on the SLC and NLC. We will be driving a van full of members to FLDC this year—almost twice as many as last year! In December, we will  be sponsoring head-start kids for A-B Tech's annual Children's Holiday Party again this year, where warm, fuzzy feelings and bruised shins will be had by all—with dozens of toddlers on big wheels, accidents happen, but they're all so cute that you can't be upset! We look forward to many more events and opportunities coming our way in 2014.

And as always, we look forward to another exciting year filled with fun, friendship, education, lifelong experiences, and discovering our own excellence in action!

 

Chowan University - Fall 2013

Chowan University’s PBL Chapter Supports Relay for Life

For more than 20 years, Chowan University’s Mu Zeta Chapter has raised money for various causes with a Halloween fundraiser.  Each year PBL members have taken orders from students, faculty, and staff for Halloween treat bags.  The treat bags are only $1.00 and delivery on campus to designated recipients is provided.  For the past several years, monies from this fundraiser have been designated for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Chowan University hosts the local Relay for Life Hertford-Gates County event on campus each spring, and Phi Beta Lambda is one of many campus organizations who form a team and participate in the event.  Preparation for the spring 2014 Relay for Life is already underway, and members of Chowan’s PBL chapter are actively taking orders and raising money to help make a difference to fund the fight against cancer. 

 

Isothermal CC - Fall 2013

We in the Omega Theta Chapter here at Isothermal are off to a slow start with our membership being the lowest it has been in years. We have tried a number of recruitment ideas such as a display table, IC3 freshman welcome event, visiting classes and are hoping those who showed interest will follow thru with paying dues!

Our fund raisers and community service projects are already under way with our Isothermal Fun Day event this week. We are also working with Belk’s on another fundraiser. Our annual Christmas Angel Tree will be starting around Thanksgiving and we are always excited about the possibility of helping children in our community.

We have two members and our adviser attending the FLDC the first weekend of November. They are looking forward to some great workshops and meeting members from all over the state. We send our wishes for a great year to all the chapters and hopes for all to have Excellence in Action as we carry out this year’s chapter plans!

 

Barton College Fall 2013

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects.  

Five members and two advisers (and former Barton student and Mt. Olive graduate) traveled to Anaheim, CA, for the PBL National Leadership Conference again garnering trophies while enjoying the sights and sounds of Disneyland. 

As a member of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Gamma Gamma chapter volunteered for the Wilson Business Expo. The chapter displayed its trophies at the annual Club Fair and at the Majors Fair. All activities presented a unique opportunity to recruit our new and returning students.  The chapter has also exhibited at sessions of Barton’s Freshman Orientation—advertising our organization to prospective students.

Barton College members hosted the 2013 Eastern Region Kick-Off. Thirteen chapters with 45 members and advisers attended.

Chapter members fielded a team for the DZ Turtle Pull. The chapter will participate again this year in the Barton College Day of Service on October 16.  All classes are cancelled!!  

During the semester, we will partner with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.  The chapter will also continue its Home Delivered Meals community service project—volunteering each Thursday to deliver meals in the community.
The chapter has a special Free Enterprise Day activity and March of Dimes project planned, as well as several fundraisers.

Our chapter continues to blend the talents of both traditional and Weekend College students through joint projects as we showcase Excellence in Action!

 

Central Carolina CC - Fall 2013

The Central Carolina Community College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is off to a great start to the 2013-14 school year. Returning members are showing the energy to excite others in joining and the new officer team has a goal to double the membership from last year. The officer team is mostly made up of members who were at Anaheim, CA for NLC where CCCC took twenty members to represent the school and NCPBL. Ten of those members placed at nationals and the group returns with an agenda to see the chapter achieve even more success this year, which included several officers attending the Fall Kick-Off at Barton College. The officer team includes the Central Region Vice President Lupita Norato.

The chapter has already started off strong with membership exceeding the total from last year and community service projects are in full swing. The chapter has already participated in Veterans Stand Down, a national project aimed at helping homeless veterans. The chapter had been an important part in bringing together over 40 service providers to our forgotten heroes. The chapter also is already in full swing working with local organizations and the Central and Eastern Food Bank of North Carolina to help provide food for families in the three counties our college represents. Members have been collecting can goods, working vineyards, and other farms in efforts to maximize resources for our community. And in an effort to support March of Dimes the chapter has already completed 1 of a 10 part project for raising funds and awareness. The chapter is currently working on several more community service projects for the school year, including partnering with the Red Cross, the Local Farmers Market, and other events planned in our community.

The chapter has also put an emphasis on fundraising to ensure chapter needs are met and members can participate in events and conference without financial hardships. Members have already worked events like Cirque du Soleil, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and NASCAR. Future events include concerts, basketball games, PGA Golf, and NASCAR.

Future upcoming events for the chapter include Induction Ceremony, FLDC in Greensboro, and monthly social events that include movie night, salsa night, and open mic night. All three social events take place on campus and bring members and other students together. The chapter is also working with Toastmasters, Junior Achievement, creating a Dress for Success closet on campus, and helping to start a FBLA chapter with Lee Early College.
 
The members of the CCCC PBL chapter look forward to another great year and to develop more friendships with other members from across the state and create partnerships with other NCPBL chapters. The chapter hopes add to the success of NCPBL as we all move forward and show the rest of the country our Excellence in Action.

 

Wayne CC - Fall 2013

Wayne CC PBL Excited About New Officers

The Gamma Chi Chapter at Wayne Community College saw a great start in 2013, beginning with elections for new officers. Returning this year to lead the pack as President is Angela Cromer, a Networking Technology major who brings her skills to the table with a major overhaul of the chapter’s social media options. Under her direction public pages have been created on all major social platforms to allow the benefits of PBL news to reach as many members and supporters as possible.

Serving proudly beside her as Vice President is returning member Ashley Hildebrand, whose natural people skills allow her to successfully manage members and execute our various events. Her management skills were indispensable during Pickin’ for Piper, last semester’s charity bluegrass concert for Piper Wilhilde, a newborn who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. We continue to see the same dedication from Ashley already this year.

New to the line-up is Trenna Harrell as Treasurer, whose passion for charity is driving the chapter toward having a more positive presence in the community. She brings many ideas to the table including our upcoming events supporting the Ronald McDonald House and the MeFine Foundation.

Also new this year is Emory Gibson, who takes the role of Secretary with gusto. His presence on the officer team is invaluable, offering his time and support to any needs the other officers may have.

Our chapter also welcomes a new adviser to the team. Tim Kennedy, the Simulation and Games Development teacher at WCC, joins Lisa Gay and Allison Sullivan to lead PBL to success this year. After being with the chapter only a few months, he has already had much success with recruitment and bringing the technology aspect back to PBL.

With this new team working hard for our chapter’s success, we continue to look forward to the 2013-2014 year with enthusiam.

 

Wake Technical CC - Fall 2013

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Tau Beta chapter successfully appointed new office positions on September 17th. Vice President, Historian, Reporter, Advisor, Parliamentary, and Secretary are among these positions. In the following days, Tau Beta hosted a Snacks and Facts recruitment table via Wake Tech Student Government Association on September 25th, and 27th at Wake Technical Community College’s main, and northern campus. A great turn out yielded a handful of new members.  With the help of these new affiliates, and three club meetings, our chapter has organized fundraising activities with March of Dimes in which we hope to promote strong, and healthy baby development during the month of November. In addition, Tau Beta has also made arrangements for Back Pack Buddies Community Service Event at Bond Park on November 2nd.

 

 

 

 

Mount Olive College - Fall 2013

Mount Olive was represented by two students, our adviser Sonya O’Brien, and Dr. Norm Crumpacker, MOC PD-F member at the PBL kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 19, at Barton College.  We have many new members this year so the information shared was helpful in understanding how PBL works.

Our chapter recently elected new officers for 2013-2014.  This gave our new members an opportunity to be more involved in our chapter’s leadership.  Currently, we are having multiple fundraisers in order to go to the NC PBL FLDC on November 1st and 2nd in Greensboro, North Carolina. We are having a bake sale in the dorms and Phi Beta Lambda will be going from room to room selling delicious baked goods, like brownies and cookies.

 

Appalachian State University - Fall 2013

Phi Beta Lambda off to a great start at Appalachian State University.

For the past two weeks, the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Appalachian State University has shown commitment to putting PBL’s service goal into action. On Friday, October 4, as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program, eight members, along with their adviser, beautified the Appalachian region by cleaning a street in Boone. That sunny day, members collected 10 bags full of trash and made the country even prettier. Then five days later, on October 9, the chapter conducted a Krispy Kreme fund raiser to help raise money and awareness for the March of Dimes. Members sold 25 dozens of doughnuts. All the proceeds will be donated at the High Country March for Babies where members will walk on November 2. This is just a start; the Appalachian State University PBL chapter is planning to do many more activities to benefit the community this semester.

 

 

 

 

 

South Piedmont CC - Fall 2013

Our club is off to a great start here at South Piedmont Community College. On October 4th, 2013 the President and Historian were invited to Jay M Robinson High School in Concord, NC to deliver a presentation on epilepsy to two clubs: the Multicultural club and the Spanish National Honor Society. There the President shared her experiences with epilepsy and educated the students on the condition and the first aid involved when a person has a seizure. She was also able to show a video that spoke about the different types of seizures. After the presentation, she followed up with a few true or false questions and to her surprise, the students answered every question correctly. The presentation was a very educational experience and the students seem to engage and enjoy it. They even asked questions while they were getting ready to leave and Jenny was able to provide them with brochures on an epilepsy support group she facilitates out of Charlotte. Overall, I believe this was a positive experience and the students and teachers involved in the presentation seemed to enjoy and learn a lot about epilepsy.

Another event we were involved with was the Bocce Tournament for Special Olympics on October 12th, 2013. We were asked to be officials and help out with the event through our adviser, Fredrea Crawford-Smith, who is highly active in the Special Olympics. We had an overall count of 57 people which was mostly athletes but did involve ten of our PBL members. The athletes really enjoyed playing the game and we are thankful for everyone who made the event possible. It was a privilege to get to know and work with 13 people from our community with special needs. Chick-Fil-A provided us with lunch. The lunch break was a great opportunity for many of us to talk with and get to know our athletes better. Many companies came together to make this event happen and we are looking forward to working further with our adviser in the Special Olympics. Overall, I believe this was a very positive and successful event. I believe the volunteers enjoyed themselves just as much as the athletes.

We are looking forward to some upcoming events here on campus such as FBLA’s Fall Leadership Conference on October 25th, 2013 and the State Fall Leadership Development Conference on November 1st-2nd, 2013. At the FBLA Leadership Conference, there will be many guest speakers, including our PBL President, Jenny Modesitt. Her topic of discussion will be “From Adversity to PBL President” and will talk a little on how she overcame her epilepsy diagnosis and became the president of PBL. We are looking forward to hearing some of the speeches that will be given and a day of fellowship with many high schools from across our region. I believe this is going to be a great experience for not only our club but the high school students that will be attending the workshop. The State Fall Leadership Development Conference is a two day event where we will be educated and trained to become better leaders. There will also be some time for us to celebrate the 60th Anniversary for NCPBL as well as activities and competitions such as a 50’s theme costume contest. I believe this will be an overall positive experience for our club and am looking forward to learning how to grow as a leader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Carolina Central University - Fall 2013

Highway Cleanup

Our first highway cleanup had a good amount of participants and was a great success. Phi Beta Lambda came together as an organization and accomplished the task of leaving our adopted highway spick and span. We all gathered together at our designated meeting location at 7:45am. After making sure everyone was accounted for we took off towards the highway to get started. Everyone was accommodated with vests and gloves to pick up the trash.

We split up into two groups to cover each side of the highway. This method works very efficiently and helps the group save on time as well. Along with getting the highway cleaned up, the group also used this time to bond and share fun and laughs. It made the experience that much better. The members of Phi Beta Lambda enjoyed this community service event as a whole. It was a great service to our community as well as a great service to the organization. Since the event was such a success we are going to expand the outreach of volunteers and open it up to the entire campus. It’s a great way for Phi Beta Lambda to carry out our values and maintain our community.

 

Montgomery CC - Fall 2013

The first meeting as well as an information session was held on Wednesday, September 12th. There were 5 new members who attended and gained knowledge about PBL. New officers were also elected. Current members decided to let new members intern to gain experience for next year’s officers elections. During this time members also voted on some fundraisers for the upcoming year; they include, car wash, bake sale, barbecue plate sale, and 50/50 raffle.

Annual Car Wash
Singing: “Working at the car wash…working at the car wash!”
Our first car wash of the year was held Friday, September 27th. This was a great team effort event. Everyone worked hard and diligently. Proceeds will be used to offset costs for fall conference.

Baby Food and Formula Drive
Phi Beta Lambda held a baby formula and baby food drive to serve those in need in Montgomery County. All items were donated to the Biscoe Food Pantry. Items needed are: canned baby food, baby cereals, any kind of infant/toddler formulas, nutritional supplement drinks, etc.

 

Durham Technical CC - Fall 2013

This year has flown by with all of the events, meetings, and fundraisers DTCC PBL has been involved in. In April, we had three members, Linda Johnson, Joe Joines, and Andre Nance, along with co-adviser Michele Parrish attend SLC.  Linda Johnson placed 7th in Job Interview and 5th in Networking Concepts. Joe Joines placed 3rd in Networking Concepts. All attending enjoyed participating in leadership workshops and getting to know and network with other NCPBL members.

In June, Paul Pacheco and Joe Joines, co-advisers Michele Parrish traveled to Anaheim, CA to attend NLC. There was a great deal of networking and getting to know other PBL members from around the country enjoyed by all but our greatest pleasure was in watching as our own Paul Pacheco placed 2nd in the nation in Cyber Security.

In August, Durham Tech was pleased to welcome Ms. LaTonya Steele as an instructor in Business Administration. As a result, DTCC PBL was very fortunate and pleased to welcome Ms. Steele as a new co-adviser to our chapter. We have increased our active student membership as well as our NCPBL-PDF membership with the possibility of even more members joining.

What a wonderful year it has been and is continuing to be!  
Next Stop, Greensboro and FLDC!

 

Mitchell CC - Fall 2013

We had an outstanding fundraiser for movie night on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Mitchell campus.  On the circle, people of the community gathered to watch Monster’s University; as a result, we raised $88.00 for the event.  Another event held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Mitchell campus, was a homecoming welcome for Statesville’s own astronaut, Tom Marshburn.  The club chapter earned $20.00 for another popcorn sell.  The club chapter welcomes a new member, Arthea Howell, as club chapter V.P.!!

 

Catawba College - Fall 2013

Catawba  PBL organization at Catawba College held its monthly meeting on October 7, 2013. The PBL organization of Livingstone College attended this meeting and then were treated to lunch by the PBL organization of Catawba College.



The NCPBL Executive Edge Volume 43 Issue 2

Spring 2013

Stanly CC - Spring 2013

Since October, the Stanly CC chapter has been busy with several activities.

PD-F Member Kalia Vang spoke on her involvement with PBL and presented membership certificates at a membership induction dinner held at a local restaurant.

The chapter was excited to receive the Largest Delegation certificate at the FLDC.  Chapter Preisdent Courtney Seidenschmidt was named one of the NCPBL PD-F Scholarship recipients for the year at FLDC.  Members enjoyed touring the state capitol and visiting the History and Natural Science museums in Raleigh on the afternoon of FLDC.

Courtney, Brandon Harkey, and Mr. Hazlett attended the National Fall Leadership Conference at the Westin Hotel and Charlotte Convention Center in November.

Members of the Stanly chapter, along with Pfeiffer University PBL and West Stanly High School FBLA, attended the February meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners for a PBL Week Proclamation signing.  Courtney and Brandon spoke on behalf of the chapter.  The meeting was aired throughout the week on the local tv station.

Stanly Community College recognized the chapter during PBL Week with a banner on the front page of the college's website.  The chapter did a display in the lobby of the library promoting PBL.

Members surprised Mr. Hazlett with a large popcorn tub of movie tickets, candy, and a gift card to his favorite, Chic-Fil-A, on Adviser Appreciation Day.

On Valentine's Day, Cupid (also known as PBL'er Taylor Fraley) assisted in collecting for March of Dimes during the campus Valentine Party.  For contributions, students and faculty could write messages about a family baby on a cutout of a purple teddy bear that was part of a display in the Student Center.   Eastgate Theater provided movie tickets for drawings from those who contributed.  Instructor Merlin Amiratharaj made two of her famous cherry cheesecakes to auction on Valentine's Day for March of Dimes.  A total of over $100 was raised.

The highlight of the winter was the selection of Ms. Charlotte Maness as the chapter's Business Person of the Year for 2013.  A photo of Courtney presenting Ms. Maness with her award was carried in the local newspaper.  Ms. Maness, a retired banker who now operates two personal businesses in addition to working as Community Relations Director for Storm Industries, is a major supporter of PBL at the local level.  She has also led workshops at the State Leadership Conference and was a presenter at the Charlotte NFLC.  Ms. Maness was a member of FBLA at Asheboro High School and credits the organization for helping her realize the possibilities for women in business at a time when that was not a common career path.

The chapter is looking forward to SLC and seeing all our friends from around the state.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isothermal CC - Spring 2013

At our Friday, February 15 meeting we had a special presentation on Entrepreneurship. After opening business was concluded, our chapter adviser introduced Mr. Scott Hutchins, PD member and Economics/Marketing/ Entrepreneurship instructor here at Isothermal.

Mr. Hutchins discussed creating a business plan, startup capital and the significance of having passion about what it is you want to establish. The strength to never give up, to be willing to re-do and re-do if necessary to make your dream come true. He gave out a listing of Entrepreneurship traits and we discussed these as to their importance.

He then discussed two famous entrepreneurs, one easily seen as one, Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s. After Mr. Thomas returned from the Korean War, he went to work for a Kentucky Fried Chicken owner and took over a store which was faltering. After a few years, he was able to sell the franchises for almost two million dollars. His passion, however, was hamburgers and his desire for a great one which at the time he couldn’t find in his area. He opened his own hamburger restaurant offering his unique square hamburgers and whatever you wanted on them. Through hard work, dedication and his face as the face of Wendy’s, we all know the rest of his story.

The other entrepreneur was one not necessarily thought of as such and that was Nicholas Sparks, the author. Sparks wanted to write and although he went to University of Notre Dame on a track scholarship and later worked in several sales jobs, he never gave up on his writing. He endured the loss of his parents at fairly early ages and financial hardships but persevered in his desire to write. Now with years of success as the author of a large number of books he has seen eight of them become motion pictures. His story is still developing.

Our members enjoyed and appreciated the efforts of one of our Professional Division members to help us as we have been Igniting Innovations this year!

 

Barton College Spring 2013

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Barton College is continuing its efforts to make a difference in the Wilson community, provide leadership development, enhance its visibility, increase membership, and raise funds for its projects.  

Four chapter members and an adviser attended the Fall Leadership Development Conference in Raleigh, with Eastern Region Vice President Sarah Casey participating with fellow state officers on the program.  Barton’ Non-Trivia team made us “proud” by earning second place.  Two members and an advisor attended the Eastern Region Tip-Off in February with Eastern Region Vice President Casey and a Barton College PBL adviser participating on the program.

In the fifth year of the Barton College “Day of Service,” Gamma Gamma chapter members enthusiastically volunteered to participate.  Members cataloged new textbooks in the Library of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.  (We like those inside jobs!)

In November, the chapter celebrated Free Enterprise Day with Dawn Montoya speaking to the members. Ms. Montoya is a former Barton College chapter member, a former State President, and a former National Southern Region Vice President.  

As a member of the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Gamma Gamma chapter assisted with the chamber’s Annual Business Meeting. Our chapter president had the honor of attending this meeting and receiving recognition for Phi Beta Lambda’s efforts in the preparation of the event.  

In recruiting new members, chapter members have attended several Barton College classes to promote Phi Beta Lambda. Members prepared power point presentations, played PBL promotional videos, and distributed handouts highlighting the benefits of the organization. They were also able to share with the students their experience with Phi Beta Lambda and all of the skills acquired through their involvement. The chapter has also exhibited at Barton’s Open Houses—advertising our organization to prospective students.

Phi Beta Lambda members and chapter advisers are “Igniting Innovations” by showcasing the Gamma Gamma chapter’s activities of community service and leadership development while recruiting members at Barton’s Freshman Fair, Club Fair, and Major’s Fair. During the semester, we have partnered with the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, and the Wil-Med Foundation assisting in their community service activities.  The chapter continues to partner with a local organization to deliver “Home Delivered Meals" every Thursday.

 

 

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!

 

 

VGCC A Member's Reflection

MY PBL TESTIMONY
By:  Diane Power

For whatever reason, I feel the need to write to you and share my PBL experience, a testimonial so to speak.

My chapter at Vance Granville Community College is a perfect mix of PBL members and PD members of all ages and they are like a family, (some of them literally since both of my sons also joined PBL.)  One of the most meaningful experiences I’ve had since my boys were very small was seeing my sons on stage at State Leadership Conference receiving an award for their competitive event, pride welling up within me. Then, having all three of us qualify for Nationals in San Antonio was the “icing on the cake.”   I truly wish I had discovered PBL many years ago. My PBL journey has brought my through a whole new world!  I have learned so much about myself that I didn’t realize was possible. Without my PBL chapter, Chi Beta Chi, supporting and encouraging me, I would never have attempted some of the challenges that the competitions have presented. But through the competitions at the State and National levels I have become more confident in my skills, abilities, and knowledge.  Because of that, I have been able to overcome my insecurity that prevented me from socializing with people I did not know, allowing me to meet many interesting people from all over this country.  Whether it be waiting in line to get into a competition or sitting next to someone in a workshop, a conversation can be initiated and a new friendship could arise.  The comradely of the PBL organization makes it so much easier to step out of that comfort zone and reach out to a stranger because, after all, we are part of the same “family.”

In addition to all I have learned, achieved and accomplished through PBL, the places I have traveled like Orlando, Florida and San Antonio, Texas, I would NEVER have been able to go if it wasn’t for PBL.  I never imagined that I would see The Alamo, in person. My sons’ and I were able to visit San Antonio, TX together and share a wonderful experience.  Forever etched in my mind are the memories and images of the beautiful sights I’ve seen and the friendships that have been formed as a result of the unity PBL creates for its members.  My first year in the Chi Beta Chi Chapter, at SLC, I shared a room with a woman I did not know very well, except for seeing her at meetings from time to time, and we are now the closest of friends!

I am forever grateful for ALL my experiences in PBL, even the grueling hours, standing in the HOT sun, over a huge charcoal grill, along the edge of the track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway or passing out bottles of water to concert goers at an outdoor concert on a VERY hot, dry, dusty day just to raise funds for the Chapter to help offset the cost of attending conferences. There is no doubt in my mind that when my education is finished I will be a Professional Division member for life and I hope to be a very active, very involved one at that so I can help to ensure that many, many other students (young and old(er) will have an opportunity to experience FBLA-PBL!

 

 

Vance-Granville CC - Mar 2013

The student members and the Professional Division members of the Chi Beta Chi Chapter from Vance Granville Community College have teamed up on several occasions to represent PBL and VGCC in Community Service.  

PD member Gabrielle Norfleet and Chapter Vice-President Diane Power volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern NC for their annual Walk to END Alzheimer’s where they assisted with numerous tasks.  PD Karen Driver assisted VP Diane Power in delivering “Blanket Bundles,” filled by chapter members, to a local drop-off location.  Blanket Bundles was a promotion sponsored by a local/national Radio Station to collect blankets, toiletries, and non-perishable foods for the homeless or those in dire situations.

Chi Beta Chi members will also be teaming with the Student Government Association of Vance Granville Community College to volunteer at the Annual Telethon for UNC-TV to raise funds to help cover the cost of keeping PBS television on the air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vance-Granville CC - Feb 2013

The Phi Beta Lambda organization at Vance Granville has been very busy this month. Our first line of business was to help celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving students and staff the opportunity to buy carnation flowers for their loved ones. Also, with the celebration of black month, VGCC chapter of PBL alongside VGCC was able to provide two food ordinated events. The first one with the help of PBL members was to provide slices of red velvet cake in the student lounge to staff and student alike. PBL members were able to interact more with the majority of the student population here on campus and inform them on what a great asset to their lives joining PBL will provide. The second one was a soul food special. Students and staff were encouraged to come and taste a vast variety of soul food in the civic center. This gave another opportunity for PBL members to get out there in our PBL shirts and interact with the regular student body and try to boost membership and let people out there understand what we do. Finally, one of our big this here in PBL to do is raise money for the march of dimes. We organized a fundraiser that is still taking place for members of staff to wear their favorite college team logos and paraphernalia with a little donation to the March of Dimes. There also is another part to it. Students can donate money towards teachers involved to wear their favorite team’s rival colors. Whichever teacher raise’s the least amount of money they have to wear their favorite team’s rival paraphernalia.

 

 

Nash CC - Spring 2013

The Kappa Alpha Chi chapter at Nash Community College is on a roll!  So far, this has proved to be a very successful year for our chapter. Members have been very busy working on completing individual and chapter goals and projects to prepare for the State Leadership Conference in Charlotte.


Our chapter really took advantage of PBL Week on our campus. Our college had Club Awareness Day during PBL Week so this worked out great! Members distributed brochures and bookmarks, informing fellow college students about the benefits of joining PBL. The club also designated a day for members to dress in business attire to exemplify the professionalism of the organization and what PBL stands for.


Our chapter also celebrated Advisor Appreciation Day by giving thanks to the chapter advisor for her support and dedication. Members awarded the advisor with a plaque, gift card, and balloons that made her day. The members of the Nash Community College PBL chapter are grateful for all the enthusiasm, hard work, and sacrifices made to make this year a success!

 

 

 

Rowan-Cabarrus CC - Spring 2013

For the fall semester, we had a successful “coats for the cold drive” and collected over 100 coats, hats, gloves and scarves. These coats were given to the Community Council of Rowan County to help the less fortunate in our community. We have now turned our attention to the spring semester and started the “spring cleaning clothing drive.” We will be collecting all articles of clothing for the warmer months ahead. Please feel free to go through your closet, donate, and drop off in any one of the boxes located on each of the RCCC’s campuses.

We will host a “pancake breakfast” on Saturday, April 20th 2013 from 7:30am-9:30am. The event will take place at FATZ, located in the Afton Ridge Plaza. 6081 Bayfield Parkway Concord, NC 28027. Cost is $7.00 per ticket. A ticket will allow 3 pancakes, sausage, and your choice of beverage. Tickets can be purchased before the event or at the door the day of the event. You can either contact…Cara McCrae 980-621-9967 (cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email) or Jeniffer Ritter 704-858-4914 (cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email).

On Saturday, March 30th 2013, we will hold our 1st Annual Conference Walk on “the loop,” located by RCCC’s Research Campus in Kannapolis. Registraation will begin at 8:30am and last approximately one hour. The walk itself will start at 10am and continue through the morning, to conclude around 12 noon. The walk is roughly 3 miles in distance. We are asking for a $25.00 donation, but all donations will graciously be accepted. All monies donated will go toward the cost of State Leadership Conference. If you would like to sponsor a student(s) or simply make a donation, please contact Dawn Barbee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (email) or Jeniffer Ritter.

Finally, we have a Financial Literacy Workshop planned for late March/early April. The exact date, time and location is still to be determined. The workshop will feature a keynote speaker from a local financial institution. The speaker will cover topics concerning today’s student.

 

 

Central Carolina CC - Spring 2013

Spring is here and the chapter is very busy with projects coming to a close and many preparing for SLC in April. Membership has doubled since last year and more continue to trickle in as we get closer to the March deadline. The chapter has done a great job creating a buzz around campus and promoting the club.

The fall saw a great effort by the chapter to demonstrate to the community its ability to lead and make a difference. Several community service projects took place involving work with several organizations in an effort to supply food for the winter. Not only did the chapter participate by providing resources the chapter also oversaw the projects by organizing the event which included close to a dozen organizations.

The chapter hosted its annual spaghetti dinner in January for a total of $1800 dollars to help fund upcoming events such as SLC. This is one of the largest fundraisers the chapter holds during the year. The next fundraiser on the docket is a pancake breakfast just before SLC. The chapter throughout the year will do raffles that include tickets to UNC basketball games, 50/50, and many fun prizes that seem to get the campus excited.

Other projects this spring include “The Gambit”, “Earth Day Fair” and “The Next Step”, projects that help promote the goals of the chapter to support community service and free enterprise.  The chapter also provides support to other organizations on campus as well as participating in major chapter projects. These events include Education Celebration that took place at the WB Wicker Center for continuing education and career readiness as well as the upcoming Career Fair at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center. The chapter has become the top choice for the campus when resources are limited and help is needed.

The new semester has also seen the members very busy getting ready for SLC. A lot of excitement when members returned from Winter Tip-Off at Wake Tech CC, where information was overflowing for SLC and NCL to get the chapter motivated. Deciding what events to compete in, whom to team up with, and writing reports. The CCCC chapter will take its largest delegation to date to Charlotte. Our chapter looks forward to a great experience in April and meeting others who help to make NCPBL one of the best in the country.

 

 

Randolph CC - Spring 2013

After a trying fall semester, our chapter got off to a busy start. January marked the being of our spring recruitment. On club day, we spoke to many potential members.  We were excited to attend the Tip-off at Wake-Tech. We connected with friend we had not seen since fall conference and shared vital information about fundraising. After coming back from tip-off our fundraising began. We have chosen to do a variety of fundraisers including: selling candy-kiss roses,our annual Krispy Kreme doughnut sale, and our photo shoot. We have been working on doing a community service project with a local business, Samaritan Maids. Part of their business is giving back to the community by cleaning for cancer patients for free. To help we are planning to go and clean a cancer patient’s house later in March. On March 15, we will be hosting a seminar on resume and interviewing for the RCC student body. Our hope is to give back to the school and get our name out on campus. Finally, we have been planning for SLC.  We are excited to go this year and celebrate the member that will be graduating this May. Even though our semester has been busy, we are still working hard on maintaining our studies and a successful PBL chapter.  On behalf of all of RCC’s Phi Beta Nu Chapter thanks for a great year- Jessica Steven, President.

 

 

Durham Technicall CC - Spring 2013

In 2012-13 DTCC-PBL has participated in a number of community service activities. We served as judges for the FBLA Triad Regional Competition at Orange High School in Hillsborough on December 15. The club judged the test part of the competition the week previous. Also in December, we volunteered with the Museum of Life and Science for their annual Santa Train. The members who participated truly enjoyed spending time with the Museum’s guest, especially the children who were so excited to see Santa. For the Christmas holiday, the club adopted a family of four. The participating members shopped, wrapped presents for, and delivered stockings and gifts to the entire family.

We have also participated in a food drive on campus where DTCC-PBL raised 159 pounds of food. There have also been several successful  fundraisers held to help the club meet financial goals.

Over-all DTCC-PBL has had an exciting and very productive year and we all look forward to a bigger and better 2013-14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaston College - Spring 2013

This past fall, our chapter had the wonderful opportunity to attend the National Fall Leadership Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Westin Hotel. Simultaneously, the NFLC was held in two other locations across the United States—Denver, CO and Indianapolis, IN.

During the conference, members of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) attended workshops and networked with other chapters. The workshops covered topics like dressing for success (Men’s Wearhouse), learning to manage your stress, and reinventing yourself.

Over the weekend, we reunited with the FBLA chapter from Puerto Rico we met at the NLC in San Antonio last summer.  We presented each of them with a bag of NC goodies and some Krispy Kreme doughnuts!  In return, we were given pins, and key chains that represented Puerto Rico.

We were able to celebrate the March of Dimes® Prematurity Awareness Day while attending the conference.  On behalf of that, we wore purple shirts and accessories, and then handed out awareness stickers with purple ribbons showing our support for preemies.

Some of the weekend highlights included the opening and closing sessions.  We were entertained, motivated and inspired! The guest speakers were Ryan Moran, and Vicki Roundtree. Ryan had us all laughing.  He also taught us about finding our talents and gifts reinforcing what a difference one person can make.  Mrs. Roundtree added value to our lives by sharing her goal-oriented outlook on life.

The entire weekend was surely one to remember. Gaston College PBL really set Charlotte on fire as we ignited innovation!
 

 

 

Mitchell CC - Spring 2013

Mitchell Community College members attended the 2012 Fall Leadership Development Conference in Raleigh, NC. The members learned a lot about the March of Dimes, CMAP, TLLA, professionalism, and leadership. The members enjoyed networking with fellow NCPBL members across the state. The members also attended the dance and loved the state officer "Jail & Bail!"

Mitchell Community College members attended the 2012 National Fall Leadership Conference in Charlotte, NC. The members attended workshops and networked with members across the country. The members enjoyed the dance and speaking to the national officers. The members gained so much knowledge about the upcoming year and was extremely excited to bring all of the information learned back to campus.

Mitchell Community College members attended the 2013 Spring Tip-Off meeting at Gaston College. The members learned about the State Leadership Conference, competitive events, National Leadership Conference, and running for a state office. The member are excited to enter the competitive events at SLC!

 

 

Wake Technical CC - Spring 2013

Wake Technical Community College hosted the 2013 'Winter Tip-Off".  Students from the state’s central region gathered in Raleigh, NC at Wake Tech’s North campus to discuss the SLC, review competitive events forms, deadlines, and important information pertaining to this year’s conference. The event was hosted by Central Region Vice-President, Fiaunna Shivers. Presenters included Ms. Martha Cranford, Conference Director; Ms. Michele Parris, adviser at Durham Technical Community College and Treasurer of  NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation Board; Ms. LaTonya Steele, adviser at Vance-Granville Community College; Mr. Mike Fann, adviser at Central Carolina Community College; and Wake Tech’s adviser, Ms. Deborah Oronzio. Also in attendance was President Pro Temp, John Anderson of Pfieffer University. Making a special appearance was Dean Walter Martin of Wake Tech and NCPBL State Awards Program Committee.

Wake Tech is looking forward to another great year in Charlotte, NC and an even better summer in Anaheim, CA.

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