Hillsborough Community College Future Business Leaders Win Big at State Conference

April 15, 2019


Tampa, FL

Students from the Hillsborough Community College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) team attended the 2019 Florida Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference and Competition in Orlando, FL  March 28 - 31.  The FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world, with competitions each spring at State Leadership Conferences. The top state winners including six from HCC will compete for honors at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX this summer.

A total of 14 students from HCC participated in a variety of events testing their business skills and knowledge, with 13 students receiving at least one award.  Additionally, HCC PBL club advisor Linda Tarrago was awarded the PBL Advisor of the Year. 

Awards and categories included:

Financial Analysis and Decision Making: Noah Doble and Harvita Jadhav (1st Place)

Job Interview: Iryna Vasko (1st Place)

Public Speaking: Wendy Castro Gonzalez (1st Place)

Social Media Challenge: Vinicius Furtado Vieira, Gustavo Corriente Teixeira, and Pedro Diniz Laudino (1st Place)

Business Law: Colby Ryan (2nd Place)

Macroeconomics: Noah Doble (2nd Place)

Project Management: Vinicius Furtado Vieira (2nd Place)

Cybersecurity: Jonathan Boris (3rd Place)

Financial Concepts: Noah Doble (3rd Place)

Web Design: Fernando Melo (4th Place)

Business Ethics: Jonathan Boris and Luis Saggioro (5th Place)

Emerging Business Issues: Diana Hernandez Caballero and Simon Zapata Posads (5th Place)

Sports Management: Colby Ryan (5th Place)

Hillsborough Community College serves over 45,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay.  The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Media Contacts

Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
acarl@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7158

Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
awalters13@hccfl.edu, 813.259.6589

Debbi Ordaz, Public Relations Specialist
dordaz@hccfl.edu, 813.253.7066   

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