Lackawanna College students receive national Phi Beta Lambda honors
SCRANTON, Pa. —More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students, including several from Lackawanna College, traveled to the historic city of Nashville to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $79,000in cash awards.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 24–27. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in business and business-related competitive events. Colleges and universities competing this year included Johnson and Wales, the University of Alabama, Arkansas State University, and Texas A&M.
Lackawanna College students who received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence on June 27 included Jason Alan McLain, of Scranton, first place in Information Management and 10th place in Marketing Concepts; and Ervin Harris-Allen, of Scranton, and David Tuohig, of West Abington Township, second place in Mobile Application Development.
“Through the years, our students have continued to excel in state and national level competition through Phi Beta Lambda,” said Beverly O’Hora, Lackawanna College PBL Advisor. “They serve as an excellent example of the potential possessed by all of our students.”
The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers.