(from left) Joseph Mangrum; Adam Martin, business professor; Madison Hargrove; and Autumn Massey

AVON PARK, Fla. – April 16, 2019 – Three South Florida State College (SFSC) students traveled to Orlando to compete at the 2019 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference on March 28-31.

During those three days, SFSC’s Madison Hargrove, Joseph Mangrum, and Autumn Masey joined over 300 college and university students from across Florida vying to place in business studies-related competitions.

Of the three SFSC students who attended the conference, Autumn Massey placed fifth in the state in the categories of Marketing Concepts and Entrepreneurship. She is eligible to represent Florida at the PBL National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in June.

Hargrove, Mangrum, and Masey are members of the College’s chapter of PBL, a national organization of the Future Business Leaders of America that is dedicated to helping college students improve their leadership skills and achieve their career goals. PBL is the largest career student business organization in the world with over 230,000 members. It was founded at the University of Tampa in 1948. Membership in SFSC’s PBL chapter is open to students in its Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) program.

SFSC’s BAS-SM program is available to students who have successfully completed an associate degree. It includes upper-level course work in applied management practices, leadership development, finance, and basic human relations practice. Upon completion, students are prepared for supervisory and management roles and positions in a variety of industries. For further information about the BAS-SM program, contact Cynthia Kinser, chair of the business and computer technologies department, at 863-784-7325 or kinserc@southflorida.edu.

For more information about SFSC’s PBL chapter, contact Adam Martin, business professor, at 863-784-7188 or martina@southflorida.edu.