News: Columbus Technical College Student Wins National Competition : Columbus Technical College

July 24, 2007 – Columbus Technical College Management Student, Christa Stephens, beat out the rest of the country at the National Phi Beta Lambda Institute for Leaders and Leadership recently. The Competition and Conference was held June 23– 26 in Chicago. Christa represented Georgia and placed first in the nation! She showcased the right stuff for effective leadership in the sales presentation category.

Of the national win, the Columbus Technical College Dean of the School of Applied Business, Tim Justice, said, "A national 1st place winner shows the new level of involvement and talent that our local advisor Jacqueline Harris has brought into Phi Beta Lambda. We are so proud of both Jacqueline and Christa for the incredible amount of work they put into the competition, and look forward to many other similar awards in the future."

"I’m just thrilled that I was able to compete and show the rest of the country that Georgia, and Columbus Technical College specifically, not only meets but exceeds educational and skill-based expectations," Christa said.

Christa Stephens, Phi Beta Lambda Competition Winner
Christa Stephens, Phi Beta Lambda Competition Winner

Phi Beta Lambda was formerly known as FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). It is the largest business education student organization in the world. Nearly a quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business. For more on this organization, visit their website: