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Miami Dade College Students Once Again Win Big at Phi Beta Lambda’s 2012 National Competition


MDC 2012 PBL Winners.

Miami, July 10, 2012 - Miami Dade College (MDC) students have earned an impressive track record in Phi Beta Lambda’s (PBL) state and national competitions over the years. This year, 27 MDC students from the Kendall, InterAmerican and Wolfson campuses won several awards in various categories, placing them high above strong competitors from top U.S. colleges and universities at PBL’s 2012 National Competition and Leadership Conference held in Texas last month.   

In the competition, the students participated in various teams that performed tasks relevant to a business field, such as client service, fundraising, and project management. Kendall Campus’ Integrated Marketing Team placed first in this year’s competition.

The MDC student/team winners of the 2012 Phi Beta Lambda national competition are as follows:

Kendall Campus:

Accounting for Professionals:  Junior level exam
   7th place:  Mauricio Ramirez

Business Law
     9th Place: Natalia Ramirez

Community Service Project
    3rd place: Gabriela Reyes, Alyssa Gutierrez and Stephanie Hernandez

Financial Analysis and Decision Making - Senior level exam
     8th Place:  Gabriel Martinez, Michael Rivera and Octavio Alvarez

Free Enterprise Project
    2nd place: Samantha Fernandez, David Omachonu and Gabriel Crespo

Integrated Marketing
   1st place: Matthew Stephens, Alyssa Gutierrez, Anabel Fernandez

   8th place: Eric Kuhn

Small Business Management
   2nd place: Andrew Gonzalez, Maria Moscoso and Gustavo Pacheco

Statistical Analysis
   8th place: Nicholas Lucas

Strategic Analysis and Decision making - Senior level exam
   6th place: Julienne Herrera, Carlos Canales and Sergi Hinds

Website Design
   4th place: Mauricio Ramirez, Ivan Cruz and Alana Ascanio

Future Business Executive
  4th place: Anabel Fernandez

Interamerican Campus

Human Resource Management

  8th place: Ari Pena


  10th place: Peter Casalvilla

Wolfson Campus

Business Communication

   6th place: Patricia Belfort


  8th place: Hasmaik Estevez


For more information about MDC’s Phi Beta Lambda chapters, please contact Maria Mari at 305-237-0341 or

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
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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