Stanly Community College

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Main Adviser: Dan Hazlett Co-Adviser:   Chapter President: Monica Change
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Stanly CC - Spring 2019

Stanly CC members enjoyed an outstanding FLDC as 8 delegates traveled to Greensboro.  The chapter's NON-Trivia team was one of the three finalists, and the chapter's display received Second Place for the Presidents' Award.    A highlight of the conference was getting to meet NCPBL's first state president, Ms. Bobbie Brown, and have our picture made with her.


The winter included several service projects including a coat drive, SCC's "Halloween on the Hill" and "Christmas on the Hill" activities, and voter registration.


For American Enterprise Day, the chapter did a display of pictures of jobs that no longer exist and the titles of new job titles in the library lobby.  Members distributed a quiz matching job titles and descriptions.


Ms. Nancy Bowers, owner of Albemarle Nutrition, was selected as the chapter's 2019 Business Person of the Year."  Ms. Bowers was presented the award during the February meeting of the Stanly County Board of Commissioners, who also signed a PBL Week Proclamation during their meeting.  Officers from the Pfeiffer University chapter participated in the Proclamation signing.


Representatives attended the SLC Preparation Summit at Catawba College and a Job Search program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  Three representatives are attending the March NC FBLA State Leadership Conference, and the chapter has also assisted FBLA with scoring chapter reports.


Chapter members are proud of Britney Pouch, the 2017-18 chapter president, for being selected as Stanly CC's nominee for both of the student awards presented by the state Community College System:  the Governor Robert Scott Leadership Award and the Academic Excellence Award.


The Community College System also presents an annual award named in honor of Dallas Herring, founder of the NC CC System.  The Herring award recognizes a student or recent graduate whose story reflects Dr. Herring's philosophy of a college taking a student from wherever he is when he enters to being successful at college and in a career.  From the college nominees, Katrina Sams was selected as SCC's nominee for the state award.  Katrina served as chapter president and then state president in 2017-18.  She is currently finishing her Business Ad and Law online degree from Western Carolina University.


The chapter has nominated Lee Pickler for the college's Outstanding Alumnus Award for 2019.  Lee was a PBL member in 1986 and 1987.  He owns ScanOnline in Locust, NC, has served several times as an SLC judge and his business sponsors one of the NCPBL competitive events.  Lee serves as president of the SCC Foundation Board.   Last year's recipient was PBL's nominee, Chris McDaniel, a former state and national PBL officer who also has returned to SLC often as a judge and workshop leader.


Chapter members look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming SLC.

Stanly CC - Fall 2018

It has been a busy summer and fall for Stanly Community College PBL.


Baltimore, even the van trip there, was a lot of fun, and we were proud to be 8 of the NC delegates in attendance.  We were also glad that Amy Ray, a former SCC PBL president (now at UNC-Charlotte), was elected a national officer.  Go Amy!


We did a planning meeting in late summer and elected Monica Chang as president for the upcoming year.


Our first fall activity was a sad one as we said “goodbye” to Ms. Dana Chaney, a wonderful co-adviser for the past two years.  Ms. Chaney has gone into an HR consulting business.  We will miss her but she’s already a PD-F member!


PBL hosted a voter registration on campus and is one of the student organizations on campus co-sponsoring a coat drive.


For American Enterprise Day we visited the Stanly County Small Business Center, the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation, and the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce.  The Small Business Center director is Alicia Freeman Herrin, a former PBL member and state Public Speaking event winner.  The President & CEO of the Chamber is Kathy Almond, a former SCC PBL chapter president. 


We also did a display in the library lobby of jobs that no longer exist and some of the newest job titles:  Disaster Master, MeToo Consultant, and Mood Director, for example.


Monica and State Vice President Giselle Chavez were asked by the college to be two of four students to meet with ED-NC representatives during their visit to campus. 


Seven members and Mr. Hazlett attended the Fall Leadership Development Conference, where we were one of the three finalists in the NON-Trivia Contest and received Second Place in the chapter recruitment display contest.  We also had our picture made with Ms. Brown, the first state president, when we received a Gold Star Chapter award.


Best wishes to all the other chapters.  We look forward to seeing you at SLC!

Stanly CC - Spring 2018

The Stanly Community College PBL chapter has had a busy fall and winter.  We’re now preparing for SLC and look forward to seeing everyone in Charlotte.


We had 10 delegates at FLDC and enjoyed participating in the NON-Trivia, Chapter Display, and Scholarship activities.  We were proud to receive a Gold Star Award and to have our picture made with Ms. Brown.


In addition to a Christmas dinner at Little Tokyo Restaurant, chapter members assisted with the college’s community “Holiday on the Hill” evening.


For PBL Month, members made arrangements to have the Stanly County Board of Commissioners do a PBL Month Proclamation.   We invited representatives of the Pfeiffer University and West Stanly High School chapters to join us.


We did balloons and gift cards for Ms. Chaney and Mr. Hazlett for Adviser Appreciation Day.


Each Monday we sponsored a PBL Month Speaker Series.  NCPBL PD-F Board President Rick Gardner, a Stanly Community College graduate, spoke on the first Monday on leadership characteristics.  Chad Nichols, adviser at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and former Wells Fargo bank manager, spoke the second week on developing personal finances.  Ms. Kim McIlwaine, owner of El Bella Gardens wedding/special events venue, spoke on the third week on entrepreneurship.  On the final Monday, Joe Pollard and Phil Baucom spoke on the latest developments in technology for businesses.


Members of the chapter met at River Wild Restaurant on Lake Tillery and surprised guest Hanh Tran with the 2018 Business Person of the Year award.  Ms. Tran is the owner of two Little Tokyo restaurants in Albemarle and is very involved and supportive of community activities.


As graduation approaches, Chapter President Britney Pouch has been nominated for the Student Leadership Award.  The chapter also nominated Chris McDaniel for the Outstanding Alumnus Award.  Chris is a former chapter president, state officer, and national Southern Region Vice President.  He has spent nearly 20 years in law enforcement.  Chris led a workshop at last year’s SLC and has served numerous years as a judge at SLC.


Again, we look forward to SLC as we all elevate our futures through the programs, sharing, and socials!  We’re saving our March of Dimes money, too, Ms. Craig!!!!!

Stanly CC - Fall 2017

The Stanly Community College PBL chapter has had an active fall, highlighted by hosting one of the NCPBL "Kick-Offs" in September.  The Kick-Off was the first group outside the college to meet in the newly-renovated Board Room, and we served refreshments in the new Student Leadership Center that houses the Student Government Association and Phi Beta Lambda offices.


The 2017 SLC was an exciting one for Stanly CC, especially having Katrina Sams elected as state president.  Katrina graduated in May and is now a student at Western Carolina University.  At the SCC Honors Ceremony, she received a special college medallion in recognition of her election.  Amy Ray and Dony Santos were among the nine students who received Student Leadership Awards.


Following SLC, plans were made for the national conference in Anaheim.  We had four delegates attend and were proud to be one of the chapters to receive the Diamond Chapter award as part of the PBL 75th Anniversary celebration.  We're also proud of Adviser Dana Chaney for winning First Place in the Professional Division Agri-business event.




This fall, Britney Pouch was elected as chapter president.  Britney and the other officers met at Pizza Hut and then held a planning meeting in the new Student Leadership Center - the first student organization on campus to meet there!   Plans were made for participating in the campus FallFest, "Pirates of SCC!" 


Twelve delegates attended FLDC and had a good time at the Mardi Gras social as well as the other activities.  We were excited to have our picture made with both Kimberly Clark, the national president, and Ms. Brown, who presented the Gold Star awards.


On American Enterprise Day, the chapter visited the Stanly County Small Business Center, the Downtown Development Corporation, and the Chamber of Commerce.  The directors talked about the work their organizations do to assist and promote local business.


 Stanly Community College is glad to be a part of NCPBL and wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, a good Christmas, and wonderful semester break.  See you at SLC!

Stanly CC - Spring 2017

The spring started off with new member recruitment and planning for semester activities.  Following a chapter social held at Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant on January 27th, chapter members attended PBL Tip-offs at Pfeiffer University on February 2nd.  Speakers included Mr. Chad Nichols (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College adviser), Dr. Christopher Howard (Pfeiffer University adviser), Mr. Dan Hazlett (SCC Lead Adviser and State Adviser), and Katrina Sams (NC PBL Historian). 

A proclamation was officially issued for FBLA-PBL Week at the Stanly County Commissioners meeting on February 6th.  Invitations were extended to West Stanly FBLA and Pfeiffer University PBL chapters to join, and SCC PBL members, Amy Ray (President) and Katrina Sams (VP), appeared before the elected officials and spoke about the importance of the FBLA-PBL organization for area students.

As part of the FBLA-PBL week festivities, Ms. Sarah Barnett spoke about the power of a positive attitude in school, life and career on February 7th at the weekly chapter meeting.   An Adviser Appreciation dinner was held at Blue Bay Restaurant on February 9th that featured a Hollywood star theme with cupcakes, "filmstrip" signature banners, and gifts of appreciation for Mr. Hazlett and Ms. Chaney.  SCC PBL also held community service events during February where chapter members met with Ms. Scott with Stanly County Schools and assembled Parent Engagement Packets that would be distributed to families at local area elementary schools.

On February 20th, chapter members and advisers met at the Rosebriar Restaurant in Albemarle for lunch and networking with Dexter Townsend.  Mr. Townsend, a current Albemarle City Council member and form SCC PBL chapter office, was recently selected as Stanly County's Outstanding Citizen of the Year.  In addition to enjoying a great meal and dessert at a locally-owned  restaurant, it was interesting to compare notes with how things have changed through the years at Stanly Community College and PBL.

Ms. Tracey Hayes, a financial advisor with Edward Jones and founder of Stanly Womens Associated Network, was recently selected as SCC PBL's nominee for 2016-2017 Business Person of the Year.  Ms. Hayes spoke to the chapter on February 20th about financial considerations regarding career and retirement.  During the meeting,, Amy Ray presented Ms. Hayes with a certificate of recognition.

We are continuing to add members and delegates are looking forward to attend the NC PBL State Leadership Conference in April.  

This year promises to be one of the best ones yet as we work to become part of "A Legacy of Leadership!"


Stanly CC - Fall 2016

Following a very successful 2015-2016 year, Stanly Community College's PBL chapter is already off to a busy start.  In the spring of 2016, SCC awarded Shawn Oke, owner of The Sweet Shop, a certificate acknowledging him as the Business Person of the Year, and  Mr. Oke was subsequently SCC's nominee for the state award. 

In May, Courtney Earnhardt was one of ten Stanly Community College students who received recognition as an Outstanding Student Leader at the college's Leadership Convocation and Luncheon.

In June, four members, along with Mr. Hazlett, traveled to Atlanta, GA for the 2016 National Leadership Conference.  Jessica Ferretiz and Courtney Earnhardt served as voting delegates during the voting session which determined the national officers for the 2016-2017 year.  Amy Ray competed in Public Speaking, Jessica Ferretiz competed in Cyber Crime, Courtney Earnhardt competed and placed second in the nation in Sales Presentation, and Katrina Sams competed in Marketing Concepts and placed fourth in the nation in Social Media Challenge.  Katrina Sams also represented North Carolina as the state's nominee for induction into the organization's national level of Who's Who in PBL.  Our chapter also received the Gold Seal Chapter award, and placed sixth in the nation for the Chapter Annual Business Report.

On October 6, 2016, four chapter members accompanied Mr. Hazlett to the 2013 Fall Kick-Off at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  Those attending from SCC were Amy Ray, Tony Lundry, Raquel Eaton, and Katrina Sams.

Recently, Amy Ray (the 2016-2017 SCC PBL chapter president) presented Dr. John Enamait (President of Stanly Community College) with a certificate on the third day in his new positioni acknowledging SCC PBL's donation to the PD-F, Inc., scholarship fund in his honor.  We welcome Dr. Enamait and are looking forward to having him be involved as we celebrate FBLA-PBL's 75th anniversary.

Several organizational and planning meetings have already been held, and our chapter is excited about attending the upcoming Fall Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC.   Ideas are already in progress for our Chapter Recruitment Display Setup, applicants for the PBL-PD-F scholarship are putting the finishing touches on their applications, and the Non-Trivia Team is already hustling to prepare for competition.

We held our new member induction and officer installation ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2016, and Professional Division members, Ms. Patricia Maddox and Mr. Calvin Sams, were  in attendance, with Ms. Maddox bringing greetings and speaking to our chapter about her experiences.  We also participated in our school’s Fall Fest  event on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  We held a March of Dimes fundraising event at our PBL table that will continue through November, and had chapter recruitment materials on display to reach out to students who may not yet be aware of the benefits of joining PBL. 

This year promises to be one of the best ones yet as we work to become part of "A Legacy of Leadership!"

Stanly CC - Spring 2016

The Stanly Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter had a great time at the 2015 Fall Leadership Conference in Greensboro, NC, in November.  In addition to attending several leadership workshops, we entered a team in the Non-Trivia Contest, had a member interview for one of the PBL scholarships, and won second place in the "Presidents’ Award" competition for the best display of recruitment materials.

In November, the SCC PBL chapter drafted a Proclamation for the Stanly County Board of Commissioners to sign recognizing National FBLA-PBL Week.  The chapter invited officers of the Pfeiffer University PBL chapter to join them at the Commissioners meeting for the presentation.  Members spoke about PBL and the success of the chapters from the two county colleges.  The commissioners' meeting was televised.

On November 16th, in recognition of American Enterprise Day, SCC PBL toured the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, the SCC Economic Development and Small Business Center, and the Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation, all located in Downtown Albemarle.  At each location, the president or director spoke to the group about the work of the organization and its influence on job growth.  Ms. Kathy Almond, 1982 SCC PBL president, is the recently selected president of the Albemarle/Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, and former PBL member Alicia Herrin is director of the Small Business Center.   Following the tour, the group had supper at Second Street Sundries Coffee and Café, owned by GHA Autism Supports, which opened on January 19, 2015, with a mission to provide employment opportunities for individuals with autism that the non-profit agency currently serves.

Also during FBLA-PBL week, the SCC PBL chapter organized a bowling event as a national "Connecting Chapters" activity. Pfeiffer University, Catawba College, Livingstone College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Randolph Community College members were invited to meet at Strike Zone Bowling Lanes in Albemarle. Attendees then went out for dinner together at Little Tokyo restaurant.

In February, the chapter announced the selection of Mr. Shawn Oke as its Business Person of the Year.  Mr. Oke, in addition to being the city fire chief, is 16-year owner of The Sweet Shop.  The bakery is one of the oldest businesses in Albemarle, and the chapter particularly wanted to honor one of the older businesses since the city is celebrating its 175th Anniversary.  Mr. Oke will be scheduled to speak to the chapter during the spring on his career and his advice to members getting ready to enter the workforce.

Most recently the chapter also hosted a diaper shower for the local Pregnancy Resource Center.  An electronic invitation was sent to all campus employees, and many contributed diapers or money.  Ms. Jackie Almond Poplin, a former PBL member now employed as Development Director at the PRC, attended the shower.  Chapter members provided refreshments.

Stanly CC - Fall 2015

The Stanly Community College chapter has been busy since last SLC and the members are excited about the 2015-2016 year.

In May, Chapter President Chuck VanHoose was one of nine students selected to be recognized at the annual college Student Leadership Awards Program and Luncheon.  Katrina Sams was also recognized for her selection as PBL state historian for 2015-16.

Four representatives of the chapter attended the national conference in Chicago, where Chuck was a candidate for national president.  The chapter thanks all those NC PBL members who worked at the campaign booth and the chapters that brought gold-wrapped candy.

The chapter is proud of Katrina Sams for her 6th Place national award in the Retail Management event!

At graduation ceremonies, Leah Joyner received the college's top leadership award for her work with several organizations, including PBL.

Fall activities began with the selection of Katrina as chapter president.  PBL participated in the college Club Fair in September, visited classes, and sent an all-campus email blast with a copy of the membership brochure attached.

During the fall, SCC hosted a meeting of the NCPBL PD-F Board of Directors.  A newly-elected member of the Board is Rick Gardner, former chapter president who served as state president in 1984.  Rick is now director of marketing with DeHaze Corporation (Food Lion).

PD-F Member Sherri Gillespie Ellenburg conducted the officer installation and membership induction ceremonies at a dinner meeting Oct. 19. 

At the installation, SCC's Director of Public Information Michelle Pfeiffer was recognized by PBL by presenting the chapter's NCPBL PD-F Scholarship Fund donation in her honor.  Ms. Pfeiffer is very supportive of PBL activities and keeping the campus and community informed on PBL events and awards.

On Oct. 28, the chapter will do a March of Dimes booth at SCC's FallFest.

The chapter has scheduled visits to the Stanly County Small Business Center, the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, and the Albemarle Downtown Development Association on November 16 to celebrate American Enterprise Day.

Delegates are looking forward to the Charleston NFLC and especially the Greensboro FLDC.

SCC members wish everyone a good fall and a good PBL year!