Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College was well represented at the 56th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 8-10 in Charlotte.  Fourteen Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Nashville, Tenn., in July.

Andrea Alston, a junior from Rocky Mount and the 2009-2010 state Secretary/Treasurer for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference and was elected the 2010-2011 eastern region vice president.  Dawn Montoya, a 2009 Barton College graduate and national southern region vice president, also participated on the conference program.  Jeff Daniel, a 2003 Barton College graduate, who has served as president of the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda Foundation during the 2009-2010 year, received the Professional Division Distinguished Service Award.

The team of Amanda Moore, a December graduate from Kinston, Jaren Palmer, a senior from Corpus Christi, Texas, and Joann Bishop, a senior from Jacksonville, earned first place honors in Business Decision Making.  Jeffrey Massey, a freshman from Goldsboro, earned first place in Computer Applications.  George Black, a junior from Winterville, placed first in Sports Management & Marketing.  The chapter’s Annual Business Report, authored by Jonathan Strother, a junior from Henderson and the chapter president, also garnered first place.  The chapter also received first-place honors in Recruitment of Chapters for reactivating the Phi Beta Lambda chapter at Pitt Community College.

Strother placed second in Marketing Concepts.  Lovey Thompson, a junior from Wilson, placed second in Financial Services and her Free Enterprise project “Bankruptcy in America.”  Thompson also placed third in Financial Concepts.  Brittany Keith, a junior from Creedmoor, placed third in Word Processing.

Michole Brown, a junior from Wilson, placed fourth in Statistical Analysis.  Amanda Wethington, a senior from Winterville, and Amanda Atkinson, a senior from Kenly, teamed to place fourth in Human Resource Management.  Strother and Keith placed fourth for their Community Service Project “The Chamber.”  Lindsey Harper, a sophomore from Stantonsburg,  placed fifth in Telecommunications.  Bishop placed fifth for her Community Service project “For the Children.

Earning sixth-place honors were Massey in Computer Concepts, Strother in Financial Concepts, Moore in Macroeconomics, Wethington in Management Concepts, and Brown in Microeconomics.  Placing seventh was Palmer in Business Law.  Garnering eighth place was Krysten Lowery, a junior from Winston-Salem, in Computer Concepts and Word Processing, Black in Impromptu Speaking, and Keith in Management Concepts.

Alston, Moore, and Palmer also received “Who’s Who in North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda” recognition for their outstanding contributions to North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda.

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

Teresa Parker of Wilson, and Ronald Eggers of Rocky Mount, associate professors in the College’s School of Business, accompanied the student delegation to the state conference.

For additional information about the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, visit the web site:


Questions?  Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, Barton College, at 252-399-6529 or email:

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