Making Their Mark
Business Students Capture Top Honors
Miami Dade College won an outstanding 43 awards at the 60th annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held recently in Tampa.
The competition, run by the Future Business Leaders of America, included top competitors from 28 colleges and universities across the state, among which were Florida State University, the University of Florida and the University of Miami.
“This is the most awards we’ve ever won,” said Kendall Campus advisor María Mari. “I attribute that to the hard work of the students, who have been preparing since November. It also speaks to the quality of MDC academics and professors who gave these kids the academic foundation to succeed.”
MDC students earned first place in eight categories: Jesús Martínez (accounting for professionals); Yasmin Yuen (word processing); Fahim Hack (computer application); Negin Shojaeina (sales presentation); Horacio Aguirre, Erich Betancourt and Octavio Álvarez (business decision); Jorge Paez, Gregory Vila and Alex Windleburg (computer gaming); Jesús Martínez and Giovanny Alfonso (small business management); and Sean Wilson (microeconomics).
The national competition takes place this summer in Orlando. Last year, Kendall Campus took a first place in small-business management.
“I think we will bring home some more awards,” Mari said. “We’ve beaten out major universities in the past.”
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