Members of East Central Community College’s Theta Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda received top honors at the organization’s 2016 National Leadership Conference held June 24–27 in Atlanta. More than 1,700 students from across the United States participated in the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.
Theta Chi Chapter received a first place award and $700 cash prize in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report category, was awarded sixth place in membership for PBL Big Ten Chapters, and received the Hollis and Kitty Guy Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit.
Group winners included Morgan Jones of Pontotoc and Kimberly Watkins of Philadelphia, third place, small business marketing; Ben Pace, Cody Stevens and Caleb Brown, all of Philadelphia, Madelon Taylor of Louisville and Anna Claire Housely of Morton, fourth place, parliamentary procedures; Memry Thompson and Paxton Holmes, both of Morton, and Jennifer Watkins of Decatur, sixth place, integrated marketing campaign; and Khalil Triplett and Alely Cruz, both of Philadelphia, and Enoc Reynoso of Carthage, 14th, community service project.
Individual winners included Paxton Holmes, seventh place, administrative technology; Madelon Taylor, eighth place, business communication; and Morgan Cain of Carthage, 10th place, business presentation.

 ​ECCC PBL Students Take Top Honors in National Competition