Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — April 19, 2016 — Barton College was well represented at the 62nd annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 7-10 in Charlotte. Five Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.

Approximately 250 delegates, representing 26 chapters, attended the annual conference. First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earn the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Atlanta, Ga., in June.

Jamie Barton, a junior from Brevard, was elected the 2016-2017 North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State President.

Barton earned first place in Future Business Educator. Lance Hillis, a sophomore from Brooksville, Fla., earned first place in Justice Administration and first place in Cyber Security. Hillis, a veteran, Presented Colors at the General Session.

Alex Afflerbach, a sophomore from Woodbury Heights, N.J., garnered second place in Sports Management and Marketing. Barton placed second in Microeconomics.

Afflerbach placed third in International Business. The chapter’s Annual Business Report, authored by Barton, placed third.

Luke Miller, a sophomore from Franklinton, placed fifth in Sports Management and Marketing.

Tiffany Cooper, a sophomore from Wilson, also competed in events.

Jamie Barton was recognized for accomplishing the Executive and President Awards of the National Career and Membership Achievement Program. The President Award is the highest level of the Career and Membership Achievement Program.

Afflerbach and Miller received certificates for participation in the Leadership Development Program.

In addition to receiving the Gold Seal Award, Gold Star Chapter, Largest Chapter Membership increase, Professional Division Membership, and The Legacy Leadership Award, the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Barton College received recognition for its monetary contributions to state- and nationally-recommended projects. The chapter was also recognized as the largest local chapter of Professional Division members in the Eastern region.

Teresa Parker of Wilson and Ronald Eggers of Rocky Mount, associate professors, accompanied the student delegation to the state conference. Eggers finalized his three-year term on the Phi Beta Lambda Professional Division-Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors.

For additional information about the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, visit the web site: https://www.barton.edu/campus-life/activities/clubs/#pbl

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