CAC Students win at national conference

Five Central Arizona College students recently traveled to Chicago for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLS-PBL) Conference.
More than 1,600 participants from across the United States participated in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events and vied for the opportunity to win more than $81,000 in cash awards.
Students representing CAC included Antoinette Nieves, Jonathon Borchert, Sierra Evans, Mary Chavez and Joseph Gamez.
Gamez received national recognition, bringing home eighth place in the Website Design competition. He entered the Website Design as a one man team and competed against twenty-three college and university teams from around the country. Each team had to submit their site prior to the event for prejudging. They also had to present and explain the development and design process of their site which had to include innovative technology and the usage of social media.
“Joseph Gamez is an intelligent and dedicated student. He is very creative and technically savvy, which is necessary in Web Design,” said Linda Friedel, Preceptor II at CAC.
Throughout the event, students were recognized and rewarded for their efforts in a broad range of business and career-related areas. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the largest and oldest student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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