6 San Jac Phi Beta Lambda students attend national competition

07.17.2017 | By Madelon Zimmermann

HOUSTON, Texas – Six San Jacinto College students represented the state of Texas at the 2017 National Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.

Two students, Nia Hall and Madeeha Haryani, received high awards at the competition. Nia Hall placed in the top 15 in her client services competition, and Madeeha Haryani placed 5th in global analysis while also competing in computer applications.

Other students that advanced to the national competition include: ZieZie Greenwood, job interview; Bronson Deprat, contemporary sports issues and client service; Jackalin Rodriguez, hospitality management; and Sidney Jenkins, human resources management.

“I’m proud of the hard work and dedication the PBL students have put into their events and I am looking forward to hosting the PBL State Leadership Conference again at the San Jacinto College Maritime Campus in April 2018,” Kristy McAuliffe, San Jacinto College business professor and PBL advisor. “I’m also excited to see even more San Jac students compete at nationals in June 2018.”

Phi Beta Lambda is a Business Fraternity that helps students sharpen their business skills and apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. In addition to competing in academic competitions, they offer members a chance to participate in service projects, fundraising activities, and run for chapter officer positions.

For more information about Phi Beta Lambda at San Jacinto College visit their Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/groups/sjcsouthpbl/.


About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.