PBL awards

ECCC students presented State PBL awards
These Phi Beta Lambda members at East Central Community College in Decatur received various honors at the State PBL Leadership Conference held recently at the Mississippi University for Women. Award-winners and their respective areas of competition include (seated from left) Mark Hale of Little Rock, first place in Cyber Security, third place in Network Design and Who’s Who; Virginia Easley of Philadelphia, first place in Integrated Marketing Campaign and Local Chapter Annual Business Report, Who’s Who and Outgoing Mississippi PBL State Secretary; Austin Jordan of Conehatta, Who’s Who; Leah Ferguson of Philadelphia, first place in Local Chapter Annual Business Report and Small Business Management Plan and Who’s Who; and Bryan Burton of Louisville, first place in Small Business Management Plan, fourth place in Personal Finance and Rufus T. Jones Scholarship Recipient; (second row, from left) Caleb Brown of Philadelphia, second place in Social Media Campaign and elected Mississippi PBL State President; Austin Savell of Philadelphia, third place in Information Management and Network Design; Zachary Allen of Louisville, first place in Community Service; Ben Pace of Collinsville, first place in Integrated Marketing Campaign and third place in Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Kimberly Watkins of Philadelphia, first place in Small Business Management Plan and third place in Entrepreneurship Concepts; Michael Elizondo of Morton, third place in Network Design and fourth place in Networking Concepts; and Katie Hillman of Philadelphia, second place in Social Media Campaign and third place in Business Communication; and (third row, from left) CrisAnn Bryan of Philadelphia, second place in Social Media Campaign; Alisha Dunn of Decatur, second place in Desktop Publishing and third place in Sales Presentation; Layne Lepard of Philadelphia, first place in Integrated Marketing Campaign; and Madelon Taylor of Louisville, first place in Community Service. ECCC’s PBL Chapter placed first in fundraising for the March of Dimes and was one of only two chapters in the state recognized as Gold Seal Chapters. The group was also named a Foundation Member and the largest chapter in the state. Students placing first and second in presentation events and students placing first, second or third in written events have an opportunity to attend the PBL National Conference in Chicago this June. ECCC workforce education faculty members who serve as advisers include Judy Hurtt, Christy Ferguson, Thomas Fortenberry and Laura Sullivan. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

ECCC PBL State Winners 2015