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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Students Place at 2012 Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

Clarkston, GA - April 23, 2012

Three Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) students took home honors in the 2012 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state competition. The competition was held April 13-15, in conjunction with the 2012 Georgia PBL State Leadership Conference, at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, Ga. The winners—who will go on to represent Georgia and compete at the 2012 PBL National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, in June—were: Constance Jamison – 1st Place, Helpdesk; Patrick McDaniel – 1st Place, Small Business Management Plan; and Niya Motin – 1st Place, Future Business Teacher  and 2nd Place, Financial Services.

Phi Beta Lambda, a division of Future Business Leaders of America, hosts annual state and national competitions that recognize and reward excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas.  Through state-based competition at the spring State Leadership Conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills. The Georgia PBL State Leadership Conference showcased students competing in business-related leadership events, including impromptu speaking, future business executive, job interviewing, public speaking, and sales presentations. Other competition areas covered topics consisting of principles of accounting for professionals, computer applications, business communication, business decision-making, financial services, hospitality management, human resource management, and network design.

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at

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