FBLA-PBL brings home 15 awards from state conference.

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.

The College of Business FBLA-PBL contingent at the 63rd Annual State Leadership Conference

“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

Additional recognition

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.


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