From left, Dalal Zaban stands with Adam Martin, holding a plaque honoring her first place finish in impromptu speaking.

While many South Florida State College students used spring break to relax, seven SFSC students traveled to Orlando to compete in the 2017 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference.

The SFSC students were members of the college’s chapter of PBL, the premier postsecondary student business organization in the United States.

During the course of three days, the SFSC students joined hundreds of students from colleges and universities from around the state vying to place in business studies-related competitions. Membership in SFSC’s PBL chapter is open to students in its Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) program.

Of the seven SFSC students who attended the conference, these six placed among the top five in the following events:

Dalal Zaban, first place in impromptu speaking; the team of Amanda Carnahan, Ashley Stanton, and Amber Pacheco, third place in marketing analysis and decision making; the team of Stephen Wynn and Joseph Mangrum, fourth place in management analysis and decision making; Stephen Wynn, fourth place in management concepts.

Dalal Zaban has also qualified to represent Florida at the PBL National Leadership Conference in June, where she will compete in impromptu speaking.

“This is the fifth year in a row our students have placed so well among their peers, thus qualifying for the national competition,” said Adam Martin, professor of Business Administration, who advises SFSC’s PBL chapter. “This year’s results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and to our amazing faculty.”

From left, Joseph Mangrum, Amber Pacheco, Caitlin Conrad, Amanda Carnahan, Ashley Stanton, Stephen Wynn, and Adam Martin at the 2017 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference in Orlando.