Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is a non-profit educational association for students preparing for careers in business, entrepreneurial or business-related fields. The association prepares students for employment by promoting competent, aggressive business leadership, increasing understanding of American free enterprise, establishing career goals, encouraging scholarship, promoting efficient money management, and developing character and self-confidence. Co-curricular activities encourage career development, civic service, economic education, community involvement and business advocacy. Partnerships are formed with Chambers of Commerce, local businesses, industries, and government. An extensive skills competitions program is offered to challenge members in their academic pursuits.
The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbus University. The first high school chapter was chartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, February 3, 1942. A post-secondary division, Phi Beta Lambda was created in 1958 and a Middle Level division of FBLA was established July 1994. In 1989, the Professional Division was organized to include businesspersons, admissions, parents, alumni, and all persons supporting the goals of FBLA-PBL.
For additional information contact:
Luke Brister – Professor, Accounting / Business
Business and Technology Division
New Mexico Junior College
1 Thunderbird Circle
Hobbs, NM 88240