On June 24, 2016, Jordan Robins of East Georgia State College’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America traveled to Atlanta for the National Leadership Conference. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. The organization helps over 250,000 members each year prepare for careers in business.
The national competition consisted of members from all over America, competing for top honors in business events, such as Accounting Principles, Cyber Security, Client Service, Macroeconomics, and other business-related academic pursuits. Prior to the National competition, Robins had competed in the District competition in Tifton, Georgia, and the State competition in Atlanta. She earned first place in Accounting Principles at the District competition and second place in the State competition. Robins was awarded fifth place at the National Competition, along with a significant cash prize.
According to Professor Natasha Goss, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Business, “I am so excited for Jordan. She has demonstrated a level of knowledge in Accounting that ranks among the top in the Nation. I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for this award. She has an excellent work ethic inside and outside the classroom. I have no doubt she will be successful in her future career as an Accountant.”
Dr. Lee Cheek, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, suggests that “we should all celebrate the advancement and great successes of our business program. This achievement is just the beginning.”
Robins plans to transfer to Georgia Southern University and continue her studies in Accounting.