SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Students in Phi Beta Lambda Win Big at Leadership Conference

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota students recently brought home honors from the 2017 Florida District IV Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Leadership Conference and will be heading to the 67th Annual PBL State Leadership Conference March 16-19 in Orlando.

More than a dozen PBL members from SCF took awards at the district leadership conference. The winners and their awards are as follows:

  • Karrington Johnson, first place in three categories: computer applications, computer concepts and contemporary sports issues.
  • Felicia May, first place in four categories: cyber security, forensic accounting, organizational behavior and leadership, and project management.
  • Elizabeth Anne Miller, first place in three categories: macroeconomics, marketing concepts, organizational behavior and leadership and she took second place in personal finance.
  • Marcia Mulligan, two first-place awards in personal finance and entrepreneurship concepts and a second-place award in financial concepts.
  • Julia Cardinale, first place in microeconomics and two second-place awards in network concepts and macroeconomics.
  • Gerta Bahja, first place, accounting for professionals.
  • Cameron Hilbert, first place, computer applications.
  • Devin Fang, third place, cyber security.
  • Zach Jacobs, first place, financial concepts.
  • Taylor Dunbar, second place, public speaking and job interview.
  • Sergio Garcio, first place, job interview.
  • Mark Morozyuk, first place parliamentary procedures and second place, forensic accounting.
  • Andrew Zappia, first place, sports management; second place, justice administration; and third place, network concepts and retail management.
  • Elizabeth Ann Wright, second place, contemporary sports issues.
  • The team of Dunbar, Morozyuk and Wright, first place, community service project.

The conference was made up of students from FL PBL Division IV colleges/university, which includes USF Tampa; Pasco-Hernando State College-North, West, Spring Hill and New Port Richey campuses; South Florida State College; Pinellas Technical College and Hillsborough Community College.

PBL coaches in Venice and Bradenton are Louis Okonkwo, Judy Hangartner and Amy Santos. For more information on PBL, contact Okonkwo at


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