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MDC Kendall Campus team at the 2013 PBL State Leadership Conference

Miami, April 10, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) students from Kendall, North and Wolfson Campuses recently earned a multitude of awards after participating in Florida Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference, where students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. Top winners will go on to compete in the 2013 PBL National Leadership Conference in the summer.      

Phi Beta Lambda is the premier collegiate business organization in the country. With dedicated advisors and hard-working officers as its cornerstone, MDC’s PBL chapter has earned recognition across the nation, including more than a hundred awards in state and national competitions. In addition, PBL embraces a spirit of community service, taking part in numerous fundraisers and charity events throughout the year.

This year’s state winners are: 

1st Place

Kendall Campus

Accounting for Professionals - junior level exam ---- Alexis Rivas

Business Communications - Christina Scott

Computer Concepts - Nicholas Lucas

Digital Video Production - Gustavo Pacheco, Caleb Castillo and Michelle Angulo

Business Presentation - Isabel Antezana, Christina Scott, and Nicole Lopez

Future Business Executive - Alana Ascanio

Future Business Teacher - Javier Sande

Integrated Marketing - Gabriela Reyes, Michael Rivera and Claudia Alfonso

Free Enterprise - Alana Ascanio, Nicholas Lucas and Maria Moscoso

Statistical Anaylsis - Nicholas Lucas

Word Processing - Alana Ascanio

Community Service - John Centeno, Francis Tume, and Dianelys Torres

Parliamentary Procedure - Dianelys Torres, Lester Castillo, Jessica Garcia, Andrew Stephens, and Anasillin Guinea

Wolfson Campus

Cyber Security - Hasmaik Estevez

Public Speaking - Patricia Belfort

Client Service - Demian Perelmuter

Economic Analysis & Decision Making Team - Thomas Fancello and Evelyn Gonzalez

2nd Place

Kendall Campus

Accounting Analysis and Decision Making - senior level event - Alexis Rivas, Giovanni Grau, and Celynne Alvarez

Accounting for Professionals - Celynne Alvarez

Database Design - Alejandro Porras

Economic Analysis and Decision Making - Carlos Canales, Alexander Rueckner, and Stefano Bortoletto

Small Business Management - Gabriel Crespo and Andrew Gonzalez

Project Management - Alejandro Porras

Website Design - Steven Rivadeneira, Rolando Gonzalez, and Andrea Garcia

Business Ethics - Carolina Riveron, Jezer Guinea and Michael Gutierrez

Emerging Business issues - Milena Cruz, Arlenys Guillen and Andres Banasco

Wolfson Campus

Networking Concepts - Hasmaik Estevez

North Campus

Management Anaylsis and Decision Making Team Event - Sahony Baldera

Management Anaylsis and Decision Making Team Event - Barbara Escobar

Management Anaylsis and Decision Making Team Event - Maria Rodriguez

Kendall Campus

Information Management - Sergi Hinds

Project Management - Orange Velasquez

Statistical Analysis - Steven Rivedeneira

Business Decision Making - Oscar Carmelo, Laura Ayala, Alejandro Porras

Financial Services - Jeremy Cuadra, Jonathan Jhon and David Valera

Job Interview - Gizelle Espinal

Marketing Anaylsis and Decision Making - Aronia Harris, Francis Tume, and

Cyber Security - Rolando Gonzalez,

Accounting for Professional - Giovanni Grau

Desktop Publishing - Ana Medina and Christina Pappas

3rd Place

North Campus

Economic Analysis and Decision Making Team Event - Geily Gonzalez

Economic Analysis and Decision Making Team Event - Sean Mckenzie

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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