Students earn top awards at Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference

05.12.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

Seven San Jacinto College students received high awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and were recognized at the San Jacinto College May Board of Trustees meeting.

PBL student award winners include: Estevan Martinez, first place in job interview and second place in client services; Taylor Stapp, first place in future business executive and third place in job interview; Minh Lam, first place in public speaking; Lindsey Stephens, first place in sports marketing and management and first place in contemporary sports issues; Luis Sosa, second place entrepreneurship; Desirae Culpepper, third place in sales presentation and third place in client services; and Anh Nguyen, third place in computer concepts. Lam, originally from Vietnam, has only been speaking English for three years and placed first out of five competitors in the public speaking category.

Lam, Nguyen, Sosa, and Stephens will represent San Jacinto College at the PBL National Leadership Conference in June.

Pictured left to right: Dr. Brenda Jones, San Jacinto College Provost; Estevan Martinez; Anh Nguyen; Desirae Culpepper; Minh Lam; Luis Sosa; Siromi Wijesinghe, PBL co-advisor; and Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College chancellor. Not pictured: Lindsey Stephens and Taylor Stapp. Photo credit: Amanda L. Booren, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.


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