West Georgia Technical College Phi Beta Lambda students excelled at the 2018 State Leadership Conference in Atlanta recently, demonstrating their knowledge, professionalism, and leadership potential.

Twelve of the 13 WGTC students who competed qualified to advance to national competition in Baltimore in June. In total, students earned 24 awards and one individual recognition.

PBL group standing outside

West Georgia Tech’s Phi Beta Lambda organization received numerous awards at the 2018 State Competition recently, with a dozen students qualifying to attend the national competition in Baltimore this June. In total students brought home 24 awards and one individual recognition.


Students participated in competitive events focused on several business-related topics including forensic accounting, project management and business communication.

WGTC’s chapter received second place overall for March of Dimes donations and for Battle of the Chapters.

Further, one student received special recognition. Boyd Stancombe received the “Who’s Who in PBL” award.

2018 State Competition winners and their respective competitive events are:

First Place Winners

  • Ginnett Zabala-Perez – Accounting Analysis and Decision Making
  • Josh Lyons – Accounting for Professionals
  • Courtney Alexander – Accounting Principles
  • Tiffany Craig – Cost Accounting
  • Tiffany Craig – Forensic Accounting
  • David Herrington and Jodi Hubbard – Global Analysis and Decision Making
  • Boyd Stancombe – Help Desk
  • Josh Lyons – Macroeconomics
  • Ashley Phillips – Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Second Place Winners

  • Gilbert Akpagana – Accounting Principles
  • Boyd Stancombe – Computer Concepts
  • Gilbert Akpagna – Financial Concepts
  • Ginnett Zabala-Perez – Future Business Executive
  • Jacinta Bruner – Global Analysis and Decision Making
  • Brandy Morales and Kayla Pedigo – Hospitality Management
  • Jodi Hubbard – Personal Finance

Third Place Winners

  • Ashley Phillips – Business Decision Making
  • Kayla Pedigo – Retail Management

Fourth Place Winners

  • Maddie White – Emerging Business Issues
  • David Herrington – Microeconomics

Fifth Place Winners

  • Jacinta Bruner – Emerging Business Issues
  • Maddie White – Retail Management

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 120 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the third-largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit westgatech.edu.