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MDC’s School of Business Students Bring Home National Awards

PBL 2010

Wolfson Campus winners Natalie Payer and Miao Yu

Miami, July 27, 2010 -

Students from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Business recently proved that hard work pays off at the 2010 National Leadership Competition event for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the largest and oldest student organization in the nation for preparing students for careers in business and business-related fields with a membership surpassing 11,000 students and 300 colleges and universities. 

A total of 33 MDC students representing Kendall, Wolfson and North campuses participated in the competition, which was held in Nashville, Tenn. MDC competed with students at top four-year universities, including Pennsylvania State University and the University of Nebraska, among others.  

Outgoing chapter president and Wolfson Campus student, Natalie Payer, won first place in both Client Services and Retail Management. Horacio Aguirre, Giovanni Castro and Carlos Arguello from Kendall Campus brought home a first place win in the Small Business Management category. With the objective of addressing the national obesity problem, the three entrepreneurs plan to implement their small business plan of providing fitness training in South Florida condos and apartment buildings.

MDC PBL students have consistently placed at the top of this competition year to year. 

MDC 2010 PBL National Leadership Competition winners:

FIRST PLACE

KENDALL CAMPUS

Small Business Management: Horacio Aguirre, Carlos Arguello and Giovanni Castro

WOLFSON CAMPUS

Client Services and Retail Management: Natalie Payer

THIRD PLACE

KENDALL CAMPUS

Accounting for Professionals: Joseph Vithayathil

FIFTH PLACE

KENDALL CAMPUS

Accounting for Professionals: Christopher Cabrera

Business Ethics: Andres Brizuela, Christopher Cabrera and Ryan Hopkins

Project Management: Juan Ramos

SEVENTH PLACE

WOLFSON CAMPUS

Microeconomics: Miao Yu

NORTH CAMPUS

Macroeconomics: Sebastian Mortimer

KENDALL CAMPUS

Business Presentation: Diandra Calderin, Cristina Mendieta, Carolina Palacios

Job Interview: Arpita Khajanchi

EIGHTH PLACE

KENDALL CAMPUS:

Free Enterprise: Diandra Calderin, Saul Millian, Carolina Palacios

NORTH CAMPUS

Microeconomics: Sebastian Mortimer

TENTH PLACE

KENDALL CAMPUS

Community Service: Elizabeth Arnold, Cristina Bertran and Joseph Vithayathil

 

For more information about MDC Phi Beta Lambda Chapters, contact the respective campus advisors: Ana Corrales (Wolfson Campus) acorrale@mdc.edu and Robert (Jeff) Foran (Wolfson) rforan@mdc.edu; Maria Mari (Kendall Campus) mmari@mdc.edu; or Rene Choy (North Campus) rchoy@mdc.edu.

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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