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SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 15 Medals from State Competition


Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 17, 2019

Students in the newly established Phi Beta Lambda organization at SOWELA Technical Community College recently competed in the Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda competition, bringing home 15 medals in a variety of categories. Top winners in their respective categories are eligible to compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, this summer.

Winners include: Jessica Reeves, 1st place – Cost Accounting and 2nd place – Business Communication and Accounting Principles; Haley Oden, 1st place – Social Media Challenge and 3rd place – Management Concepts; Josh Kiser, 1st place – Accounting for Professionals and 3rd place Accounting Principles and Administrative Technology; Cory Green, 2nd place – Personal Finance and Financial Concepts; Meaghan Quebedeaux, 1st place – Administrative Technology, Desktop Publishing and Computer Applications; Disha Patel, 2nd place – Cost Accounting and 3rd place – Entrepreneurship Concepts.

In addition, SOWELA student Sabrina Reeves was named the Louisiana State Secretary/Treasurer for Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda, and the SOWELA Chapter was named Largest Local Chapter Membership in the Professional Division.

SOWELA offers a variety of business- and technology-related programs, including Business Administration (online and on-campus), Information Systems Technology, Accounting Technology and Office Systems Technology. All of which prepare students to be critical thinkers and technologists in the business world.

About Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda
Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, it helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. The organization inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.

About SOWELA
SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles, and Oakdale, LA.