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Miami Dade College Students Win Phi Beta Lambda State Awards

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Miami, March 29, 2011 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Phi Beta Lambda chapters, representing InterAmerican, Kendall, North, and Wolfson Campuses, won big again at the recent national organization’s 60th Annual State Leadership Conference held in Tampa. MDC competed with students representing 28 colleges and universities in the state, and earned various awards, from first to fifth place, across several categories. MDC’s PBL teams have been perennial winners in local and national competitions.

The national competition will take place in Orlando June 21 – 26.

MDC PBL winners (First – Third Place):

First Place

Jesus Martinez, Kendall Campus

Accounting for Professionals- junior level exam


Yasmin Yuen, Kendall Campus

Word Processing     


Fahim Hack and Horacio Aguirre, Kendall Campus

Computer Application  


Negin Shojaeina, Kendall Campus

Sales Presentation


Erich Betancourt and Octavio Alvarez, Kendall Campus

Business Decision Making Kendall


Jorge Paez, Gregory Vila and Alex Windleburg, Kendall Campus

Computer Gaming Making


Jesus Martinez and Giovanny Alfonso, Kendall Campus (fourth consecutive first place win in this event)

Small Business Management 


Sean Wilson, Wolfson Campus



Second Place 

Ana Mesa, Kendall Campus

Accounting for Professionals - junior level exam                 


Ana Mesa, Kendall Campus

Word Processing  


Giovanni Lugo, Saul Milian and Negin Shojaeina, Kendall Campus

Emerging Business Issues 


Valentina Usquiano, Stephanie Hernandez and Giovanni Castro, Kendall Campus

Free Enterprise Project                                                            


Erich Betancourt, Paulina Casado and Gabriel Crespo, Kendall Campus

Community Service                          


Valentina Usquiano, Kendall Campus

Annual Business Report        


Lauren Cabrera, Gaby Sangiovanni and Mario Martinez, Kendall Campus

Integrated Marketing                       


Gabriel Martinez, Daniel Cabrera and Bianca Matheson, Kendall Campus

Management Analysis and Decision Making 


Jose Marcos, Andy Rubio and Osvaldo Avila, Kendall Campus

Marketing Analysis and Decision Making 


Camila Silva, Osvaldo Avila, Kattie Robleto, and Saskya Cabral, Kendall Campus

Parliamentary Procedure                   


Andy Rubio, Kendall Campus

Client Services    


Yashi Christopher, Yasmin Yuen and Giovanni Castro, Kendall

Digital Video Production   


Sean Wilson, Wolfson Campus

Accounting Principles and Macroeconomics                          


Rukhsana Bibi, Wolfson Campus

Job Interview  


Ari Pena, InterAmerican Campus

Future Business Teacher  


Ezequeil Arredondo, InterAmerican Campus

Parliamentary Procedure                                                  


Giuseppe Longo, North Campus

Impromptu Speaking


Third Place

Saul Millian, Jr., Kendall Campus

Accounting for Professionals - junior level exam 


Jorge Paez, Kendall Campus

Computer Application   


Karla Lopez, Kendall Campus

Job Interview                                                                                          


Estefania Negrete, Kendall Campus

Impromptu Speaking


Mario Martinez, Kendall Campus

Contemporary Sports


Fahim Hack, Estefania Negrete and Yasmin Yuen, Kendall Campus

Website Development                    


Rukhsana Bibi, Wolfson Campus                         

Accounting Principles                                                                           


Sean Bari, Wolfson Campus

Business Communications   


Rodrigo Aldorino, Sean Bari, and Michael Millard, Wolfson Campus  

Business Ethics Team                                                                          


Stephanie Ramos, North Campus

Management Analysis and Decision Making                                  


Cristina Mendietta and Ana Mesa, Kendall Campus

Business Presentation                                                                         


Luis Oviedo and Erich Betancourt, Kendall Campus

Desktop Publishing  


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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