The 63rd Annual State Leadership Conference for Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) yielded impressive results for members of the Florida International University (FIU) chapter. Eleven students from the College of Business won 15 awards, including four first-place finishes, earning kudos from throughout the university, including from the college’s dean, David R. Klock.
“I add my pride and congratulations to an awesome group of students—students who know that hard work and smart work lead to victory in many parts of life,” he said.
Participants competed against attendees from Florida A&M, Florida State University, St. Thomas University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, among many others.
First place awards
Desktop Publishing: Gedma Estrada and Stephanie Gutierrez
Retail Management: Jennifer Kleinberg
Sports Management & Marketing: Franco Aquino
Second place award
Free Enterprise Report: Franco Aquino, Kevin Carballe, Gedma Estrada and Eric Semino
Third place award
Sales Presentation: Justin Sanchez
Fourth place awards
Community Service Report: Franco Aquino and Amber Rolle
Contemporary Sports Issues: Julia Fuller
Sports Management & Marketing: Julia Fuller
Client Service: Gedma Estrada
Fifth place awards
Largest Local Chapter Membership
Local Annual Business Report: Claudia Capdesuner, Kevin Carballe, Gedma Estrada and Eric Semino
Who’s Who in Florida Phi Beta Lambda: Nathalie Aviles
Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit (awarded to the top five percent of local chapters)
Florida FBLA-PBL Autism Speaks State Project Participant
Florida FBLA-PBL Feed the Foundation Project
Franco Aquino, Kevin Carballe, Gedma Estrada, Stephanie Gutierrrez, Jennifer Kleinberg and Eric Semino will represent the chapter at the 2013 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California June 22nd through June 25th. Yanyn San Luis (BA ’10) serves as chapter advisor.