Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for college students who have an interest in business. Phi Beta Lambda is the college division of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, a nonprofit education organization with over 300,000 members worldwide, from grade school through professional lives. The main goal of the organization is to produce successful business leaders, and this goal is being met with many successful members and alumni. Opportunities for leadership development include planning, implementing, and evaluating activities such as a seminar for graduating seniors to prepare them for entry into the business world, a professional advisory board to help chapter members through mentoring and career advice, competitions for members at the state and national levels, and community service projects benefitting the March of Dimes and the local community through more effective business education.
The Georgetown College chapter has been active since it was chartered in 1972. Each year, members have competed at the State and National Leadership Conferences. Projects and individuals have placed First in state competitions and in the top 10 in National Competitions every year for decades until this year. We are disappointed but ready to get back on track next year. For seven of the past ten years, Georgetown College has won the Gold Seal Chapter of Merit award.
At the state competition in April, Eva Richardson took Second Place in Accounting Principles, and Tanner Evans took Second Place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making. Both are eligible for NLC in Atlanta this summer. As a chapter we took second place in chapter growth.
The National Conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. Tanner Evans didn’t place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making and Eva Richardson didn’t place in Accounting Principles this year. Although we are disappointed, we are eager to go back and do well next year. We’re proud of all our students, and current GC students who want to be a part of this wonderful organization are encouraged to contact Dr. Takacs about times and opportunities.