Students Win at Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference

Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Receives 28 Awards and 3 Chapter Awards

Release Date: Friday, April 3, 2009


PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College students received 28 individual and team awards while participating in the Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference, competing against more than 200 students from 23 colleges and universities across the state to earn the honor. The following students received awards during the competition on April 3-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. for Chestnut Hill:

Individual Competition  

  • Who's Who - Dan Washington - 1st place
  • Computer Concepts - Michael Spross - 1st place
  • Networking Concepts - James Stewart - 1st place
  • Desktop Applications Programming - Ryan Donahue - 1st place
  • Public Speaking - Richard Abram - 2nd place
  • Client Service - Michael O'Hara - 2nd place
  • International Business - Adrianna Guerrini - 2nd place, Katerina Huertas - 3rd place

Team Competition  

  • Human Resources Management - Kathryn Williams / Leslie Zemnick / Michael O'Hara - 1st place
  • Web site Development - Michael Spross / Ryan Donahue / James Stewart - 1st place
  • Business Decision Making - Stephanie D'Agostino / Deborah Monsey / Leslie Zemnick - 1st place
  • Marketing Analysis & Decision Making - Richard Abram / Deborah Monsey / Megan Smith - 2nd place
  • Management Analysis & Decision Making - Daniel Washington / Kelly Rosar - 3rd place
  • Business Ethics - Katerina Huertas / Brittany Parker / Sarah Zuck - 3rd place
  • Emerging Business Issues - Megan Smith / Emmanuel Laguerre-Jeantine / Andre Leake - 3rd place

The Chestnut Hill College Phi Beta Lambda chapter also brought home three awards: the Spirit Award, Chapter Advisor of the Year, and the Gold Seal Chapter Award, which recognizes the best all around chapter of the year. Criteria for the Gold Seal Chapter award include speakers sponsored, community service and charitable fund raising.

“I am very proud of our students’ accomplishments against unusually stiff competition this year,” says Robert Durney, M.B.A, club advisor and assistant professor of business at the College. “I am thrilled and very proud of our students having come so far in just a few years. It’s evidence of a strong academic program and a dedicated and hard-working Business Club team. Our awards have grown from five just three years ago to nearly thirty this year at the State Leadership Conference. Furthermore, we have come into a position of national prominence with nine individual and team finalists last year in Atlanta. We have even greater expectations for nationals this year in Anaheim.”

Students who received first and second place awards at the Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference will be eligible for competing at the national conference taking place in Anaheim, California in June. Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, is the largest student business leadership organization in the country.