BU 110
Introduction to Business

Dr. Leora Duce graduated from Blue Mountain College in 1957. She received the M.ED. in reading education from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. She was awarded the Ph.D. Degree in Education- Fashion Design from Texas Woman`s University . Dr. Duce wrote her doctoral dissertation on Consumer Preference for Dress Designs in Woven Bias or Knit Fabric- 1993 Texas Woman`s University. As part of our new college program, TACT, she presented to our Business Students on business issues such as: Interview tips, Dress for Interviews, and Body Language.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:

1.    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;
2.    FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;
3.    Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students; and
4.    Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and   
       parents who support
       the goals of the association. 

FBLA-PBL, Inc. is funded by membership dues, conference fees, corporate contributions, and grants. FBLA-PBL is recognized by the Association for Career and Technical Education, International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, National Association of Parliamentarians, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Business Education Association, and the U.S. Department of Education.



National Leadership Conference

FBLA-PBL members have the competitive edge, as the best and brightest of FBLA and PBL convene to compete in leadership events, share their successes, and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits. 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. Blue Mountain PBL members are conducting a fundraiser selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to cover the cost of competition. Please locate a PBL member or LeeAnne Price at the following email lprice@bmc.edu if you wish to participate in our fundraiser. Fundraiser ends Wednesday, October 10, 2012 and the doughnuts will be delivered to you fresh on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Please visit the link to http://www.fbla-pbl.org/ to learn more about PBL.

2012 PBL OFFICERS: Left to Right:  Alese Cooper,
Vice President; Matt Roberts, President;
Chelsey Pankey Smith,Secretary/Treasurer.

40 Students participated in our First PBL meeting for the School Year 2012-2013.

PBL is a student lead organization. Students lead the meetings, head up our community projects, and provide snacks for our meetings.

PBL will be involved in two Service Projects for Fall 2012. The first service project will be participation in Blue Mountain College Fall Festival on Monday, October 29, 2012 in the Student Union Building on campus. The second service project will be participating in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. PBL is pairing up with the sophomore class at Blue Mountain College to achieve a goal of 100 shoe boxes by November 1, 2012. Please visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Pack_A_Shoe_Box/ for more information on this service project.

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