Durham Tech student recognized with honors at PBL National Leadership Conference

(Durham, NC) – A Durham Tech student received national recognition in impromptu speaking at a National Leadership Conference in Chicago this summer.
Durham Tech’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter joined more than 1,600 of the nation’s brightest college students in the Windy City to compete for scholarship funds.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 24–27. Participants from across the United States attended the exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.
Ian McKee, a Durham Tech student who is studying Accounting, brought home ninth place in impromptu speaking. Also at the event were: Wendy Jones, who is studying Networking Technology; Kate Kenner, Computer Information Technology; Christopher McDuff, Networking Technology; Ann Roy, Networking Technology; Betina Van Denend, Business Administration; and Edith Veremu, Accounting and Business Administration.
The speaking contest was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
Michele Parrish, the Durham Tech chapter advisor, also was recognized as the NCPBL Local Outstanding Chapter Adviser for 2015.