Georgia Northwestern’s Trejo Claims National Title

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Pictured from left to right are: “Patty Hart, GNTC Advisor; Ernesto Martinez, contestant; Jonathan Hammond, contestant; Mario Trejo, contestant; Sairon Patton, contestant; Qiuhong Zhang, contestant; Daniel Heiman, contestant; Marcella Hooper, contestant; Kenneth Shuman, contestant; Cynthia Mills, contestant; Mark Upton, GNTC Advisor, Marcos Diaz, contestant; and Dione Hodge, GNTC Advisor.
Pictured from left to right are: “Patty Hart, GNTC Advisor; Ernesto Martinez, contestant; Jonathan Hammond, contestant; Mario Trejo, contestant; Sairon Patton, contestant; Qiuhong Zhang, contestant; Daniel Heiman, contestant; Marcella Hooper, contestant; Kenneth Shuman, contestant; Cynthia Mills, contestant; Mark Upton, GNTC Advisor, Marcos Diaz, contestant; and Dione Hodge, GNTC Advisor.

Dalton’s, Mario Trejo claimed the National Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) competition title in Justice Administration on June 27. Trejo, a student of Georgia Northwestern’s Whitfield Murray Campus, finished first among competitors from the nation’s largest colleges and universities at the Nashville contest. 

Cynthia Mills and Daniel Heiman from GNTC’s Walker County Campus placed fourth in the nation in the Small Business Plan category. GNTC’s Kenneth Shuman, a Floyd County Campus student, came in fifth in the same category. Also placing for Georgia Northwestern in the Music City were Jonathan Hammond (9th – Help Desk) and Ernesto Martinez (10th – Help Desk). 

More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students showcased their talents as future business leaders and competed for an opportunity to win nearly $80,000 in cash prizes. PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. 

Also qualifying for the national round of PBL from Georgia Northwestern were Marcella Hooper (Future Business Educator), Marcos Diaz (Statistical Analysis), Sairon Patton (Marketing Analysis and Decision Making), and Tina Zhang (Accounting Principles).

The qualifiers placed in the state level of the PBL conference this past spring earning them bids into the national competition. Also attending the week-long conference and competition were GNTC PBL advisors Patty Hart, Dione Hodge, and Mark Upton. 

PBL, along with the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), is the largest and oldest student business org


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