Future Business Leader Win At National Conference

The Phi Beta Lambda Chapter of InterAmerican Campus competed in the National Leadership Conference last June in Atlanta, Georgia and took home the first place prize. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world, focused on preparing members for careers in business.

Darlin Fernandez received first prize in the state in Microeconomics. Ines Carvajal, Abrahan Cid and Reynier Montalvan placed first statewide and nationally for their Strategic Analysis and Decision Making team project.

The IAC adviser, David Mahon said the PBL chapter of IAC has won state competitions before, but this is the first time they won nationally.

“Their first place national finish is especially noteworthy since they [were] all first year students,” Mahon said. “I’m very excited for their potential.”

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Alejandra Zimmermann

Alejandra Zimmermann, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. Zimmermann, a 2015 graduate of G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer in the briefing section of The Reporter during the 2015-16 school year. While at Braddock, she served as a section editor at the GHB Times. Zimmermann aspires to become a journalist for The New York Times.