Students Compete at PBL National Conference


Six Snead State Community College students competed at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference in Nashville, Tenn., recently.

The students competed against more than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $79,000 in cash awards.

Snead State’s Business Presentation team earned fourth place at the national competition. Their event consisted of preparing a presentation regarding the Affordable Car Act and how it will affect small businesses. Team members included Daniel Gomez of Albertville, Daniel Garcia of Albertville and Dalton Farmer of Allgood.

Gomez also competed in Information Management. The other PBL members who competed included:

  • Glorie Zirkelbach of Boaz – Entrepreneurship Concepts.
  • Kaitlyn Fox of Springville – Accounting for Professionals and Accounting Principles.
  • Caitlin Motes of Boaz – Hospitality Management and Retail Management.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference on June 24–27. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. 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. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit

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