Appalachian State U - Spring 2018

The Appalachian State University Phi Beta Lambda chapter has been having an extremely productive semester thus far. Our Spring semester has been filled with activities that have promoted community involvement and leadership development. As of February 27, 2018, we have 27 paid members and 3 advisers. Our executive board consists of the following individuals:


  • President- Jenny Zheng
  • Executive Vice President- Joshua Conner
  • Vice President of Finance- Jordan Boyd
  • Vice President of Marketing- Danny Short
  • Vice President of Events- Celeste Arias
  • Webmaster- Alisha Sprinkle
  • Administrative Assistant- Yeni Jacobo

This Spring semester we have held and participated in the following events:

Distinguished Leadership Award- To earn this award, members must participate in events beyond regular chapter meetings. Each activity is given a specific number of DLA points, the individual with the most points receives this award. Our Vice President of Marketing has been keeping a close record of DLA points for each member. We hope that this award will give our members an extra boost of encouragement to take part in events.

True Colors Workshop- To promote leadership development, a member of our executive board put together a True Colors Workshop. During this workshop members learned what their leadership style was and the differences between the four leadership styles. By doing this, members were able to understand that each leadership style was a different outlook on a specific task. It is important to know that in a group setting different outlooks on a task can be helpful in completing a task or achieving a common goal.

PBL Week- For the NC Phi Beta Lambda Week, we posted on our instagram each day celebrating a different aspect of this wonderful organization. We did “Share Your PBL Story Day”, shared information about the National President’s Forum, had a recruitment table on our campus, participated in advisor appreciation day, cancer awareness day, PBL Spirit Day, and a community service day. We had a very successful PBL Week that showcased what PBL is all about.  Our instagram is asu_pbl #ncpbl #fblapblweek

“Put Hunger Out of Business”- On February 11th, the club participated in the Food Lion, “Put Hunter Out of Business” by collecting 877 pounds of food in all! The club worked together through the planning and implementing process by creating powerpoints, flyers, and donation boxes. After delivering all the food on February 26th to the local food pantry, the club even got an idea to volunteer at the pantry in the future.

Phi Beta Lambda Adopt a Highway Clean Up Day- On February 25, 14 members of the Phi Beta Lambda Chapter gathered to clean our adopted street (Winklers Creek Rd). Members were able to get to know one another while doing something that benefits our community. Our next street clean up is scheduled for March 27, we hope that we can get even more members to come out and be a part of beautifying the High Country.

LinkedIn Clinic- On March 13, a Walker Fellow from the Walker College of Business will be conducting LinkedIn clinic for our members. LinkedIn is a great way to network with potential employers and be noticed by recruiters who are searching for interns.

PBL State Leadership Conference- The PBL State Leadership Conference will be held on April 5 until April 7. We are happy to say that we will be sending 9 members who will be competing in various events. This conference is a great way for members to practice networking skills, enhance leadership skills, and learn more about the various areas of business.

PBL Cookout - As our big social event of the semester we will be having a cookout for our members to spend more time with one another in a relaxed setting. This will allow members to learn more about each other and practice some networking skills that are essential in the business world.

In addition, below are pictures from select events and more information can be found on our website at or follow our Instagram at “asupbl”.

On February 11, our chapter set up a table outside of one of our campus markets to collect donations for the Food Lion “Put Hunger Out of Business” project.