Phi Beta LambdaFaculty Advisor: Dr. Scott Takacs 

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.  For seven of the last eight years, Georgetown College has won the Gold Seal Chapter of Merit award.

This year, the National Conference was in Anaheim, California.  Our students were well prepared, and very excited about the opportunities that the West Coast provided.  Dr. Scott Takacs took Second Place in the Professional Division Business Law competition, and Sayde Daniels took 9th in Job Interview.

At the state competition, although we had fewer competitors, Georgetown accounted for itself well.  Olivia Zendja took First in Accounting Analysis & Decision-making, Sayde Daniels was First in Job Interview (against very tough competition) and Whitley Martin took Third in Business Law.  We’re proud of all out students, and current GC students who want to be a part of this success are encouraged to contact Dr. Takacs about times and opportunities.