Abington Journal

Lackawanna College students perform well in national leadership conference

SCRANTON — Three students in Lackawanna College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter placed in top ranks in the 2018 National PBL Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland June 23.

Four of the college’s students attended the national competition with Lackawanna College PBL advisors — Business Division Chair Carolyn Chupko, Dean of Academic Affairs Suzanne Cercone, and Student Employment Placement and Internship Coordinator Beverly O’Hora — after advancing through the state-level competitions earlier this year.

Against 2,000 top business students from around the country, Computer Information Systems graduate Stephen Berkowitz, of Nicholson, advanced to the finals, where he took fifth place in the help desk category. Business graduate David Tuohig, of Dalton, and senior Business major Justin Byrd, of Scranton both earned eighth place in the desktop publisher category. Senior Business major Esmeralda Castillo, of Scranton, also participated in the in the human resource management category.

PBL is the post-secondary division of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) organization, which is the largest business career student organization in the world. PBL’s National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.

Lackawanna College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students placed in top ranks in the 2018 National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. From left, Stephen Berkowitz, Nicholson, awarded fifth place in the help desk category; David Tuohig, Dalton, awarded eighth place in the desktop publisher category; Carolyn Chupko, Lackawanna College Business Division Chair and PBL Advisor; and Justin Byrd, Scranton, awarded eighth place in the desktop publisher category.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ABJ-LACK-Students.jpgLackawanna College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students placed in top ranks in the 2018 National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. From left, Stephen Berkowitz, Nicholson, awarded fifth place in the help desk category; David Tuohig, Dalton, awarded eighth place in the desktop publisher category; Carolyn Chupko, Lackawanna College Business Division Chair and PBL Advisor; and Justin Byrd, Scranton, awarded eighth place in the desktop publisher category. Submitted photo