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MECC Business and IT Students to Compete in National Phi Beta Lambda Awards Program
Posted Date: 4/20/2015

Rachel Sluss

Big Stone Gap, VA – Two Mountain Empire Community College Business and Information Technology students will compete nationally in the Phi Beta Lambda Awards Program after placing in the state competition.MECC students, Kevin Cooper and Titus Houston recently traveled to Richmond, VA where they competed against college students statewide testing their business knowledge and skills. Houston, who is also enrolled in MECC’s Paralegal Studies program, placed second in in Business Law and first in Impromptu Speaking. Cooper, a student in MECC’s Medical Transcriptionist program, placed third in Hospitality. Rachel Sluss won first place in Justice Administration. Her competition required her to test prior to the conference in Richmond. Houston and Sluss will compete at the Phi Beta Lambda National Conference this June in Chicago, IL.

PBL Students

The PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Competitive events fall into three categories: individual, team, and chapter. Individual and team events focus on skills useful in leadership and career development; chapter events recognize overall achievement and performance in chapter management and growth.

For more information on the PBL Awards program, contact Beth Snodgrass at or 276.523.2400, ext. 257 or Jane Jones at or 276.523.2400 ext. 249. For more information on MECC’s Business and Information Technology programs, contact Fran Doyle at or 276.523.2400 ext. 313.

Pictured top: Rachel Sluss

Pictured left: Kevin Cooper and Titus Houston