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Faculty Contact Information:

Amber Clark
Phone: (540) 674-3600
Extension: 4298
E-mail: aclark@nr.edu

Nancy Evans
Phone: (540) 674-3600
Extension: 4231
E-mail: nevans@nr.edu
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What is PBL?

 

"The mission of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs." Phi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit education association for students preparing for careers in business, entrepreneurial or business-related fields, 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 business, industries, and government. An extensive skills competition program is offered to challenge members in their academic pursuits.

Phi Beta Lambda History

The FBLA concept was developed in 1937 by Dr. Hamden L. Forkner of Columbia University. The first high school chapter was chartered in 1958, and a Middle Level division of FBLA was established in July 1994. In 1989, the Professional Division was organized to include business people, administrators, parents, alumni, and all persons supporting the goals of FBLA-PBL.

PBL Creed

  • I believe education is the right of every person.

  • I believe the future depends on mutual understanding and cooperation among business, industry, labor, religious, family, and educational institutions, as well as people around the world. I agree to do my utmost to bring about understanding and cooperation among all of these groups.

  • I believe every person should prepare for a useful occupation and carry on that occupation in a matter that brings the greatest good to the greatest number.

  • I believe every person should actively work toward improving social, political, community and family life.

  • I believe every person has the right to earn a living at a useful occupation and that this right should not be denied because of race, color, creed, sex, or handicap.

  • I believe every person should take responsibility for carrying out assigned tasks in a manner that brings credit to self, associates, school, and community.

  • I believe I have the responsibility to work efficiently and to think clearly. I promise to use my abilities to make the world a better place for everyone.

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Phi Beta Lambda Goals

  • To develop competent, aggressive business leadership

  • To strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work

  • To create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise

  • To encourage members in the development of individual projects which contribute to the improvement of home, business, and community

  • To develop character, prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism

  • Encourage and practice efficient money management

  • Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty

  • Assist students in the establishment of occupational goals

  • Facilitate the transition from school to work

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Phi Beta Lambda Code of Ethics

  • I will be honest and sincere.

  • I will approach each task with confidence in my ability to perform my work at a high standard.

  • I will willingly accept responsibilities and duties.

  • I will seek to profit by my mistakes and take suggestions and criticisms directed toward the improvement of myself and my work.

  • I will abide by the the rules and regulations of my school.

  • I will exercise initiative and responsibility and will cooperate with my employer and fellow workers.

  • I will dress and act in a manner that will bring respect to me and my school.

  • I will seek to improve my community by contributing my efforts and my resources to worthwhile projects.