Student Success

Student Success

BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s Phi Beta Lambda students earned top ten placement at PBL’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) held in Chicago, IL June 23rd-27th.  More than1,700 college students competed at the NLC. 

“The students work hard to compete against community colleges and bachelorette institutions that are nationally recognized,” said Megan Lorenz, Dean of Business & Legal Studies.  “These awards are a great honor for not just the students, but for the Business Studies faculty members who strive for excellence in the quality of business education provided at our college”.

BridgeValley  had nine national top ten placements, including one first place at the national competition.  Students became eligible to compete at the NLC after finishing at the top of their categories at the State Leadership Conference, which was held in April in Charleston. 

The students from BridgeValley who placed were:

  • Justice Administration                             
    • 1st – Tammie Huff
  •  Accounting for Professionals
    •  2nd- Angela Jacobs-Ferris
  • Management Concepts                           
    • 2nd- Jeremy Laster     
  • Social Media Challenge
    • 2nd – Kaylin Westfall & Sarah Melkus 
  • Job Interview                                              
    • 10th – Brittany Laughlin 
  • Accounting Analysis & Decision Making
    • 9th – Stephen Gillispie & Lacey Pettry
  • Cost Accounting                                        
    • 2nd – Angela Jacobs – Ferris  
  • Business Presentation                            
    • 3rd – Brianna Westfall and Stacy Mosley
    • 10th – Joe Staup