Piedmont Tech Business Students Excel at State Conference

Business Students Excel at State Conference

May 4, 2018

Seven students from Piedmont Technical College’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) joined their instructor, Coronicca Oliver, at the PBL State Conference at Virginia College in Greenville on April 7. The conference included seminars and competitive events, during which several PTC students were top finishers in a range of contests designed to test their business knowledge and skills.

PTC students excelled in their divisions, as follows:

  • Computer Concepts:                           Leon Goode, 2nd Place
  • Financial Concepts:                            John Barton, 1st Place
  • Personal Finance:                               Shakina Hamilton, 2nd Place
  • Help Desk:                                              William Buchanan, 1st Place and Leon Goode, 2nd Place
  • Programming Concepts:                     William Buchanan, 2nd Place
  • Administrative Technology:               Alina Williams, 1st Place
  • Networking Concepts:                        John Barton, sole competitor; qualified for national competition

These top finishers from PTC now are eligible to compete at the PBL National Leadership Conference this summer in Baltimore. Other PTC students attending the conference were Marquice Johnson and Bobbie Peterson.

PBL is the largest business student organization in the world, helping to prepare more than 10,000 members in 500 college chapters for careers in business.


  • From left: PTC Students John Barton, Marquice Johnson, Leon Goode, Bobbie Peterson and William Buchanan at the April 7 PBL State Conference in Greenville.