MCCC Business Students Rank Eighth In National Competition

Nashville, Tenn.— Building on their success at Phi Beta Lambda’s (PBL) Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in the spring, Montgomery County Community College students Lindsey Montague, Wyncote, and Jacob Robertston, Malvern, gave a repeat performance on the national stage this summer.

Montague and Robertson, both members of MCCC’s PBL chapter, were awarded eighth place in the Business Decision Making competition at PBL’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. in June. They qualified for the national competition by taking first place at the state level.

“This is a huge accomplishment for Lindsey and Jacob, who competed against students from four-year colleges and universities from across the country, many of whom recently graduated with bachelor’s degrees,” said Eileen Kearney, assistant professor of marketing and PBL advisor at MCCC. “Their success speaks to the quality of education at Montgomery County Community College and the value of organizations like Phi Beta Lambda in preparing students for their careers after college.”

MCCC student Ariel Mookherji, Plymouth Meeting, was also elected to the office of National Eastern Regional Vice President during the conference. Mookherji, who enrolled at MCCC to complete prerequisites toward an MBA in Marketing, previously served as the College’s PBL chapter president and as PA State vice president. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Design from Moore College of Art and Design, and she ultimately hopes to work at a marketing firm or with a non-profit organization.

Each year, thousands of students from across the country attend PBL’s National Leadership Conference. Along with the competitions, students attend workshops and business events during the conference.

Phi Beta Lambda is a student-led, collegiate-level organization of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.

MCCC Business Students Earn Awards At Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gettysburg, Pa.— Montgomery County Community College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) earned several awards during competitions at the PBL State Leadership Conference last month in Gettysburg. The winners will compete in the national conference in Nashville, Tenn. in June.

Four MCCC students earned first place awards: Matt Handwerk, Lansdale, in the Accounting Principles competition; Lindsey Montague, Wyncote, and Jacob Robertston, Malvern, in the Business Decision Making competition; and Jessica Sauer, Lansdale, in the Job Interview competition.

Ariel Mookherji, Plymouth Meeting, was honored with the Who’s Who in PBL award for her role as MCCC’s chapter president and as vice president for the State Executive Council for Phi Beta Lambda Pennsylvania. Prior to the conference, MCCC student Kevin Burks, Philadelphia, was selected for the role of Internship Conference Photographer based on a review of his portfolio.

In addition to these individual honors, MCCC’s PBL chapter earned the Spirit Award for its ongoing engagement with the state organization.

During the PBL State Leadership Conference, MCCC’s students competed against chapters from across the state, including four-year institutions such as Temple University, Drexel University and University of Pittsburgh. Along with the competitions, MCCC students participated in workshops and business events during the conference.

Phi Beta Lambda is a student-led, collegiate-level organization of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). For more information, visit http://www.fbla-pbl.org.

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