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WCC business students earn honors

By Staff Reports
Published in News on May 19, 2010 1:46 PM

Wayne Community College's of Phi Beta Lambda business education student organization received several honors during the organization's 56th annual State Leadership Conference in Charlotte.

The Gamma Chi chapter competed against 41 North Carolina universities and colleges. All 17 of the Gamma Chi delegates placed in at least one event.

WCC was recognized for having the largest delegation in the Eastern region of the state, the fourth largest chapter membership in the state and for increasing its membership.

Gamma Chi was awarded a Terry Lowrance Leadership Award for the fifth consecutive year. The Lowrance award recognizes outstanding local chapters that have actively participated in Phi Beta Lambda state and national conferences, projects, programs, and publicity and membership activities throughout the year: It was named for an advisor who served the state organization for 24 years.

In individual competitions, the following represented WCC: Ed Benner, eighth in networking concepts; Shelby Bigham, first in database design and applications and third in project management; Clint Bland, fifth in contemporary sports issues; Amanda Edmundson, fifth in information management and fifth in management concepts; Danielle Haddock, fifth in help desk; Jason Howell, first in project management and second in telecommunications; Johnna Koonce, fifth in computer applications; Ryan Mahaffey, second in computer game and simulation programming; Jacob McCullough, seventh in sales presentation; Jim McCullough, first in computer game and simulation programming; Josh Parker, third in computer concepts; Phillip Parry Sr., seventh in microeconomics; Daniel Paske, second in computer applications; Erik Ramsey, first in help desk; Andrew Smith, second place in accounting analysis and decision making principles and second in financial analysis and decision making; and Kyle Williams, fifth in public speaking.

In team competition, the results were Jim McCullough, Jacob McCullough and Josh Parker, third place and Clint Bland and Daniel Lozano, fifth in digital video production; Erik Ramsey and Ed Benner, first, and Kyle Alexander and Danielle Haddock, second in network design; and Daniel Paske and Johnna Koonce, first in desktop publishing.

The winners of individual and team events are eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn. this summer.