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PPCC Student Places at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Colorado Springs, Colo. – August 29, 2013 – Aaron Kacala, Pikes Peak Community College sophomore and member of the Phi Beta Lambda Business Club, took 7th place in the "Contemporary Sports Issues" competition at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. beating out students from 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities from around the country.

The 4-day National Leadership Conference brings together more than 1,800 students to compete in leadership events, share their successes and learn new ideas about shaping their career through workshops and exhibits.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the college-level affiliate of Future Business Leaders of America. Students are given the opportunity to experience professional development through resume writing, interviewing, dress for success and business etiquette workshops while building relationships with other students. Students also experience the satisfaction of volunteering in the community and assisting in fundraising efforts for local organizations like the March of Dimes. 

In addition, students compete at the state and national levels in events related to their areas of interest including Business Law, Criminal Justice, Computer Concepts and Applications, Accounting and Finance, and Hospitality Management. PBL forges partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite these competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.

Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses, two military education centers in El Paso County and nearly 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.