• PHSC Students Excel at State Competition

    Pasco-Hernando State College students participated in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) State Leadership Conference and competition held in Orlando, Fla. in March. PHSC North Campus student Shannon Phillips placed first in the Computer Applications competition and West Campus student John Vann placed first in the Future Business Executive, both qualifying for National competition. Phillips also placed fourth in the Business Communications competition.

    Second place winners advancing to the National competition are North Campus students Casey Cox in Organizational Behavior & Leadership and Sidney Onstad in Hospitality Management; West Campus students Michael Bradley II in Public Speaking and Leslie Barnwell in Human Resource Management. Barnwell also placed fourth in Forensic Accounting and Cox placed fifth in Marketing Concepts.

    “Members from different PHSC campuses participated in the state event and engaged in competitions, sessions, and networking. I am honored to be part of their experience and to witness their great accomplishments and growth as leaders and mentors to new members,” said Katrina Bivona, information technology instructor and Phi Beta Lambda, advisor. “We are also proud to have PHSC North Campus student Simona Rivera elected as the PBL State Vice President of District IV for 2017–2018,” said Bivona.

    Other PHSC students who placed in FBLA-PBL competition include: Spring Hill Campus students: Marc Brooks, third place in Impromptu Speaking; Manuel Cuzco, third place in Job Interview, and Giselle Perez, third place in Human Resource Management; West Campus students Keith Stokes, third place in both Help Desk and in Programming Concept and Victor Miller, fifth place in Information Management.

    The PHSC team of North Campus students Jay Bowler, Emily Brock and Simona Rivero placed third in the Small Business Management Plan team competition. Also, Brock and Rivero placed third in the Desktop Publishing team competition.

    The annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National competition will be held in Anaheim, California in June 2017.


    Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.