Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College’s (SKYCTC) Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members were able to meet with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie who took them on a tour of the US Capitol Building. The students were competing in the National PBL Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Pictured from left: Brandon Riney, Chelsea Hambright, Latasha Bunton, PBL Advisor April Harris, and Congressman Brett Guthrie. Brandon placed 7th nationally in the information management competition.

Baltimore, MD  (June 23-27, 2018) –  Three members of the newly established Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) competed June 23-27 at the 2018 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

By winning first place in the business ethics category at the state competition April 13-14 at the University of Kentucky, members Latasha Bunton of Bowling Green, Chelsea Hambright of Franklin, and Brandon Riney of Bowling Green qualified to compete nationally. Riney also won first place in the state Cybersecurity competition.

Riney competed in the information management competition, placing 7th nationally. Bunton competed in business decision making, and Hambright competed in computer concepts.

"I am extremely proud of the poise and professionalism exhibited by SKYCTC's Phi Beta Lambda members who competed with college and university students across the nation,” said SKYCTC Business Administration Instructor April Harris. “Past educators, advisers, and mentors at SKY have done an exceptional job in shaping these students to compete alongside top students in the country.  It was an honor to travel with the students and to showcase the talents they have acquired at SKY."

Riney, Bunton, and Hambright all received their Associate degrees at the SKYCTC Commencement Ceremony in May. Riney will major in Computer and Information Technology this fall at Murray State University, Bunton will major in Human Resource Management at Western Kentucky University (WKU), and Hambright in Political Science at WKU.

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America whose goal is to develop leadership, communication and team skills. It is an organization for students to meet and network with others at the local, state, and national levels. The Phi Beta Lambda competitions provide students with what it takes to be successful by covering technology, public speaking, business, ethics, finance, and management.

PBL Student with advisor