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MDC Kendall Campus Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Ends Academic Season with Multiple Victories at Competition Finals

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The Kendall Campus Phi Beta Lambda chapter recently won nearly a dozen first and second place wins in several different categories during the business organization’s 2008 Leadership Conference held in Atlanta last month.

Miami, July 11, 2008 - In typical top student fashion, the Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) culminated its year-long winning streak with nearly a dozen high-ranking wins during the business organization’s 2008 Leadership Conference in Atlanta last month. MDC students from the Kendall Campus competed with 2,000 other college and university students from across the U.S.
 
This past spring, the Kendall Campus PBL Chapter held dual-celebrations in recognition of its third annual Induction Ceremony as well as multiple victories during the state level competition held earlier this year. The PBL chapter’s recent victories have happened in just a short time for the association as this is its second year on campus. The chapter officially began on February 1, 2006. To date, the PBL Kendall Chapter has competed against numerous community colleges, state, and private universities and has won 24 individual events, 12 team events, and eight chapter awards.
 
As a testament to the top-notch preparation and commitment to excellence PBL offers, two of the organization’s members were selected for the prestigious Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute, a week-long comprehensive program held in Washington, D.C. to train the next generation Latina leaders. Yanyn San Luis and Odalys Solares are among 22 young women chosen from a pool of more than 5,000 applicants nationwide.
 
Among the honors received by the MDC Chapter at this year’s conference: first place for the following group projects: the American Enterprise Project (based on an event coordinated on behalf of the major retail chain, Nordstrom); and Partnership in Business (based on the Suited for Success classroom project). Second place was awarded for a digital video production and a small business management group project. Third place was awarded to Diana Orama as Future Business Teacher of the Year, as well as for the group presentation on parliamentary procedure.
 
Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for college students who have an interest in business and leadership.

For more information about PBL membership, contact one of the following advisors: Maria Mari (Kendall Campus), 305-237-0341 or Ana Corrales (North Campus), 305-237-1239. 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist




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