Barton College Students Among Phi Beta Lambda

Wilson, N.C. – Barton College’s Dawn Montoya, a junior from Wilson, was elected State President at the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda 54th Annual State Leadership Conference held last weekend in Raleigh. Paola Marte, a junior from the Dominican Republic, received first-place honors in Financial Analysis and Decision Making, and the chapter’s Local Chapter Annual Business Report also garnered first place honors for the Barton delegation.

Nine Gamma Gamma chapter members of Phi Beta Lambda at Barton College participated in the weekend’s competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars. Approximately 300 delegates representing 22 chapters across the state attended.

First-place and second-place winners earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga., in June.

Montoya, a junior from Wilson, Lauren Prevatte, a senior from Buford, Ga., and Fay Jones, a senior from Four Oaks, placed second in Business Decision Making. Montoya and Brantley House, a freshman from Wilson, received second place for their Community Service Project-“The Wilson Department of Social Services.” Prevatte and Jones garnered second place in Human Resource Management. Amanda Moore, a junior from Kinston, and Jaren Palmer, a sophomore from Corpus Christi, Texas, teamed to receive second place honors in Desktop Publishing.

Third place: Marte in Accounting Analysis and Decision Making; Kathy Tate-Hildreth, a senior from Four Oaks, and House in Financial Services; Marte and Palmer with their American Enterprise Project – “Starting a Small Business.”

Fourth place: Tate-Hildreth and House in Hospitality Management; Prevatte and Jones with their Partnership with Business Project – “The Wilson Chamber of Commerce.”

Fifth place: Montoya in Business Law; Tate-Hildreth, Moore, and Brittany Keith, a freshman from Creedmoor, with their Community Service Project – “9 Seconds.”

Sixth place: Moore in Microeconomics.

Eighth place: Keith in Business Communications.

In addition to receiving the Gold Seal Award, Gold Star Chapter, Membership Madness recognition, and the Terry Lowrance Leadership Award, the Barton chapter received recognition for its monetary contributions to state- and nationally-recommended projects.

Barton members received National Recognition Awards through the Career and Membership Achievement Program: Gale Batts, a senior from Wilson, the Executive Level; Montoya, the Executive and Director Levels.

Barton professors Teresa Parker, from Wilson, and Ronald Eggers, from Rocky Mount, accompanied the delegation to the conference.

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