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VGCC Business Student Society Holds Installation ceremony

Vance-Granville Community College’s chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda business student organization, called “Chi Beta Chi,” was reactivated in an installation ceremony on Oct. 31 at the college’s main campus. Officers for the 2008-2009 year were installed, including president Gerald Alston, historian John Pendergrass, reporter Roberta Parham and secretary Megan Thurston, all of Henderson; treasurer Shelonda White and vice president Sajade Hobgood, both of Oxford.

In addition to the officers, John Sides of Creedmoor; Angelia Harris of Franklinton; Jenny Evans, Danielle Guin, Sharon Smith, Antoinette Walker and Jeremy Wyche, all of Henderson; Calvin Sykes of Kittrell; Reuben Palmer of Norlina; Lydia Chavis, Manuel Melendez, Keneica Moore and David Thorpe, all of Oxford; Sandy Felts and Bertha Hargrove, both of Warrenton; and Rob Barton of Youngsville were inducted as members.

Phi Beta Lambda is the national organization for college students who are preparing for a variety of careers in business. The Greek letters stand for the English words “Future Business Leaders,” and PBL is affiliated with the Future Business Leaders of America, an organization for high school students. With a quarter-million members, FBLA/PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

For more information, call VGCC chapter advisor and Business Administration instructor LaTonya Steele at (252) 738-3447.

Above: Seated, from left: Phi Beta Lambda chapter Reporter Roberta Parham, Treasurer Shelonda White and Secretary Megan Thurston; standing, from left: VGCC Program Head for Business Administration and Accounting Carl Hann, chapter Vice President Sajade Hobgood, President Gerald Alston, Historian John Pendergrass and advisor LaTonya Steele. (VGCC photo)