The Durham Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) attended the NC PBL State Leadership Conference April 5-7 in Charlotte where they attended workshops, networked, and enjoyed the keynote address by NC Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry. A highlight of the conference was the awards ceremony where students received the following individual awards:
Cyber Security – Christopher Kenestrick
Network Design – Kim Green, Chuck Lucas
Cyber Security – Christopher McDuff
Contemporary Sports Issues – Chuck Lucas
Help Desk – Kim Green
Computer Applications – Christopher McDuff
Emerging Business Issues – Emilia Arrington
Who’s Who in NC PBL
Career and Membership Achievement Program (CMAP)
President Level (only one in the state) – Emilia Arrington
Leadership Development Award for Attendance at 4 Workshops
Emilia Arrington, Kim Green, Christopher Kenestrick
Chapter Awards and Recognition
- The Legacy Leadership Award (TLLA – formerly the Terry Lowrance Leadership award) for being an outstanding chapter.
- 4th place – Largest Chapter Affiliation NC PBL Professional Division-Foundation
- Recognition for being a Gold Star Chapter
- Recognition for designing the 2017-18 NC PBL state pin
- Recognition for contributions to the NC PBL Professional Division-Foundation General Fund (in honor of Gilbert Umberger) and the Scholarship Fund (in memory of Alecia Lawrence)
Christopher McDuff ran an excellent campaign for NCPBL state president.
Emilia Arrington and Christopher Kenestrick, both Navy veterans, carried the American and NC flags, for the presentation of colors at the general session.
Dr. LaTonya Steele was recognized for her 10 years of service as an adviser.
All five students will be representing Durham Tech PBL and NC PBL at the FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Baltimore, MD in June. Members will be continuing to raise funds for NLC. Upcoming fundraisers include Durham Bulls ticket vouchers, Belk Charity Day tickets, California Pizza Kitchen and Chickfila. Additionally students will be participating in the Triangle March of Dimes walk in late April.