Phi Beta Lambda Meeting
Phi Beta Lambda Advisor: Nick Fowler
Director Student Affairs & Co-advisor: Rhonda Urban
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month in room 303 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lecture Series: Once per term from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (details below)
National Service Project: March of Dimes
Local Service Project: Arthritis Foundation
Three times per year PBL will sponsor a business-related speaker to come on-campus. PBL members will plan and host the evening and introduce the speaker. The dates scheduled for the 2014 year are as follows:
Fall Term – October 7 (Week 8)
Winter Term – December 2 (Week 4)
All Business and Accounting instructors will be bringing their classes scheduled on these dates to attend the lecture series in Room 303 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Once the lecture is completed, classes will resume. Attendance will be taken for the lecture
as part of the class for the evening. The lectures are being provided to enhance the students learning experience. Refreshments will be provided between 5:30 and 6:00 as students and instructors gather for the lecture.
Local Service Project – Arthritis Foundation
PBL in conjunction with Midstate College is supporting the Arthritis Foundation. Partnering with the Arthritis Foundation has opened up multiple opportunities for our students. The first Saturday in June Midstate hosts the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis
/Dog Walk at Midstate and the Rock Island Trail.
Our partnership with the Arthritis Foundation can provide the following opportunities:
- Internships in Business or Accounting
- Volunteer Opportunities for the Arthritis Walk/Dog Walk and Jingle Bell Run
- Committee participation: Event Committee, Team Recruitment, Sponsorship, Public Relations, Logistics, and more
- Resume building through community service, volunteerism, and internship experiences
- Inside view of a non-profit organization and how they are operated
- Team building skill development
- Points earned towards the Student Volunteer/Achievement Program
Opportunities are available whether you have a couple of hours once a month to volunteer or several days during the month.
College Sponsored Events
PBL members will be presented with opportunities to support the college in events such as the Business Department Meet & Greet, Orientation, Open Houses, and more.
Incentives and Rewards
Incentives and rewards come through participation in PBL. Members will receive their recognition pin and certificate; merit system incentives will be awarded annually; Student Volunteer/Achievement Program (SVAP) awards are ongoing; and the rewards for
participating in volunteering, community service, leadership roles, conferences, and the like are rewards that last a lifetime.
All business and accounting students are encouraged to enroll as a student member in the Phi Beta Lambda organization. This membership is important to the development of professionalism and leadership in students attending our business and accounting
- Student membership is $18.00 national and $7.00 local for a total of $25.00 annually
- Dues can be incorporated into the student’s financial aid package
- Students should see the Director of Student Affairs for information on how to enroll in the organization
- Membership renewal takes place during the following fall registration, students renew their membership in the same manner
Phi Beta Lambda
What is Phi Beta Lambda?
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of American-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL). Membership is open to all students interested in pursuing a business or business-related career. Phi Beta Lambda
increases members’ knowledge in business through chapter meetings, conferences, and competitive events.
The mission of FBLA-PBL is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovation leadership and career development programs. Through this interaction, student members become more marketable and established contacts
that will help them accomplish their career objectives. Businesses will benefit from PBL by gaining access to a market of highly qualified prospective employees.
What are the goals of Phi Beta Lambda?
- Develop capable, aggressive business leadership
- Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
- Create more interest in and understanding of the American business enterprise
- Encourage members in the development of individual projects, which contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community
- Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism
- Encourage and practice efficient money management
- Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty
- Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals
- Facilitate the transition from school to work
What are the benefits of Phi Beta Lambda?
- Leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels
- Programs and activities
- Conferences and workshops
- Competitive events at the state and national levels