Wake Tech Students Receive Top Honors at Statewide Competition

May 1st, 2013





Phi Beta Lambda Students Win 25 Awards


RALEIGH, N.C. (May 1, 2013) – Wake Tech Community College students showcased their skills at Phi Beta Lambda’s State Leadership Conference. They won 25 awards, including eight first and second place awards. Several Wake Tech students took home multiple awards. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the national academic organization for students in business and leadership. Students from 29 college and university chapters from across North Carolina competed in the event. The 59th annual statewide conference took place April 11-13 at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte.

Three Wake Tech students placed first in the state in individual events:

  • Fiaunna Shivers, Future Business Educator
  • Jaime Sandoval, Accounting for Professionals and Statistical Analysis
  • Marcia Tadrosse, Sales Presentation

Three Wake Tech students placed second in the state in individual events:  

  • Kumar Chandrashekaran, Hospitality Management
  • Evan MacIntyre, Retail Management
  • Chelsea Pittman, Accounting Principals

One Wake Tech student placed third in the state in individual events:

  • Becca Hall, Financial Concepts

Wake Tech also earned one team award. The Management Analysis and Decision Making Team of Kumar Chandrashekaran and Chuck Sutton placed first in the state.

In addition, Fiaunna Shivers was selected as the Who’s Who of North Carolina. The award honors PBL members who have made outstanding contributions to the association at the local, state, and national levels. Shivers will compete against other state nominees at the nationals, which will be held in Anaheim, CA in June. She is among eight Wake Tech students who will advance to the national event.

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