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    Lackawanna CollegeCurrent NewsCampus NewsLackawanna Phi Beta Lambda Students Place in National Conference

    Lackawanna Phi Beta Lambda Students Place in National Conference

    Shown from left are, Stephen Berkowitz, Nicholson, Pa., awarded fifth place in the helpdesk category; David Tuohig, Dalton, Pa., awarded eighth place in the desktop publisher category; Carolyn Chupko, Lackawanna College Business Division Chair and PBL Advisor; and Justin Byrd, Scranton, Pa., awarded eighth place in the desktop publisher category.

    SCRANTON, Pa. – Three students in Lackawanna College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter placed in top ranks in the 2018 National PBL Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on June 23.

    Four of the College’s students attended the national competition with Lackawanna College PBL advisors— Business Division Chair Carolyn Chupko, Dean of Academic Affairs Suzanne Cercone, and Student Employment Placement and Internship Coordinator Beverly O’Hora — after advancing through the state-level competitions earlier this year.

    Against 2,000 top business students from around the country, Computer Information Systems graduate Stephen Berkowitz of Nicholson advanced to the finals, where he took fifth place in the helpdesk category. Business graduate David Tuohig of Dalton and senior Business major Justin Byrd of Scranton both earned eighth place in the desktop publisher category. Senior Business major Esmeralda Castillo of Scranton also participated in the in the human resource management category.

    “Lackawanna College’s PBL students put a lot of hard work into preparing, studying, and fundraising to attend the conference,” said Byrd. “Their performance validates the students’ academic excellence as well as the high quality of education and instruction that they receive at Lackawanna.”

    PBL is the post-secondary division of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) organization, which is the largest business career student organization in the world.  PBL’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

    About Lackawanna College:

    Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu