Business Honor Society Inducts 17 Students


On February 11, 2015, Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) inducted 17 members into the Delta Beta Upsilon Chapter at Durham Technical Community College. The induction ceremony was held in the GlaxoSmithKline Technology Building and had many colleagues, friends, and family in attendance.

In picture from left to right, back row-Jalen Nwachukwu, Ian McKee, Emilia Arrington, Linda Johnson, Inestin Petit-Homme, Sara Wehust; front row – Janice Kerber, Michele Parrish, Wendy Jones, Edith Veremu, Ann Roy, Betina VanDenend, LaTonya Steele

The guest speaker was Paul Pacheco, a former Durham Tech student, currently working at EMC (an information technologies/cloud computing data center) and a current NCPBL Professional Division-Foundation member. He spoke of the importance of integrity and his experience with PBL and how it has positively affected him. He also encouraged members to take advantage of the many opportunities that PBL offers.

During the induction ceremony, each member was given a Membership Certificate and a small gift. The Chapter officers were also given portfolios by the advisers.

After the ceremony, attendees enjoyed a reception hosted by the Chapter’s advisers Janice Kerber, Michele Parrish, LaTonya Steele, and Charlene West. Coincidentally, February 11 was also national PBL Advisor Appreciation Day, so the members thanked them with signs and cupcakes.

Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for business students at the college level. The organization’s basic purpose is to provide opportunities for students to develop competencies for business occupations through an extension of the classroom. Participation in Phi Beta Lambda allows students to develop those “success” characteristics necessary for the business world. The national organization is comprised of over 12,000 members nationwide while the North Carolina State Chapter has over 800 members in over 30 local chapters at colleges and universities across the state.