CCC Phi Beta Lambda Student Snags Top Spot

2014-04-05 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Brittany Davis, Assistant Director; (662) 621-4061 - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share

Pictured above, from left to right, are Bobbie DeShazer, Shelrika Gray, Venelle Hill, Amaya Berry, and Kimberly Hollins.

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda recently participated in the organization’s State Leadership Conference/Competition, with one student bringing home a first place award.

Phi Beta Lambda is a business organization designed to prepare the student for success as leaders in business, government, and the community. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development.

The competition was held March 26-28 at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS. Four CCC students, Amaya Berry, Shelrika Gray, Shirkira Gray and Venelle Hill competed in the areas of Computer Applications, Computer Concepts, and Word Processing. Hill placed first in the area of Computer Applications. The student group was accompanied by advisors Bobbie DeShazer and Kimberly Hollins.

“This was a wonderful experience for the students to network and to see other community colleges’ students in action,” said Hollins.

The students were welcomed with a fish fry and a tour of the city on a double-decker bus. The students were also exposed to various activities, such as the drunk driving simulation and a scavenger hunt.

The organization is preparing to compete on the national level the week of June 24 in Nashville, TN.