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COC Students Recognized with Top Honors at FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference

More than 2,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Baltimore over the summer to showcase their talents at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference to vie for the opportunity to win more than $80,000 in cash scholarships. 

Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.  Four COC students attended the conference, where three placed in the top ten in the nation in their categories.  

  • Josue Galvan, Mark Gray, and Christopher Kwon took fourth place in the category of Global Analysis & Decision Making, which recognizes students who develop competency and demonstrate knowledge of the principles of management, marketing, and economics of global business.
  • Also participating and competing in the Marketing category were Christopher Kwon, Alex Pridham, and Mark Gray.

In addition to the competitive events, students attended educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall and listened to motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.  The COC FBLA-PBL chapter was presented with the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit for high achievement in promoting the programs and projects of FBLA-PBL at the local, state, and national levels. Heaven Warner, the COC chapter’s co-advisor accompanied the students.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest and oldest student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide.  Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

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