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MDC Students Win Top Honors at FBLA-PBL National Conference

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Miami, August 6, 2013 - Miami Dade College(MDC) students again ranked among the top competitors in a national championship that recently pitted Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) – Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) participants against one another during the FBLA Awards of Excellence ceremony in Anaheim, California.

MDC went up against national and international teams in a series of more than 50 comprehensive, competitive events. They convened to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. These top student leaders have demonstrated excellence at the state level and have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL.

Kendall Campus

Integrated Marketing

1st place: Claudia Alfonso, Andrew Gonzalez, and Gabriel Crespo

Statistical Analysis

1st place: Steven Rivadeneira

Accounting for Professionals

2nd place: Celynne Alvarez

Community Service Project

2nd place: John Centeno, Dianelys Torres, and Francis Tume

Database Design & Applications

2nd place: Alejandro Porras

Free Enterprise Project

2nd place: Alana Ascanio, Nicolas Lucas, and Maria Moscoso

Business Ethics

3rd place: Michael Gutierrez, Jezer Guinea, and Carolina Riveron

Statistical Analysis

3rd place: Nicolas Lucas

Parliamentary Procedures

6th place: Gizelle Espinal, Jessica Garcia, Anasilien Guinea, Vanessa Noguera

Small Business Management Plan

7th place: Alyssa Gutierrez, Gabriel Crespo, Andrew Gonzalez

Emerging Business Issues

7th place: Khalid Eisa, Arlenys Guillen, and Rafael Briceno

Website Design

8th place: Rolando Gonzalez, Aronia Harris, Steven Rivadeneira

Wolfson Campus

Networking Concepts

4th place: Hasmaik Estevez


Client Servies

5th place: Demain Permutler


Economic Analysis: 

6TH place: Evelyn Gonzalez, and Demain Permuttler

This four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA-PBL experience, especially for those running for national office. FBLA-PBL has forged partnerships with industry leaders to underwrite competitive events and scholarships for students achieving national ranking.


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