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GMC students earn top honors at Phi Beta Lambda National Conference

Georgia Military College (GMC) students, Nate Scarbary and Tommy Boose, won fifth place in Business Ethics at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Conference. Scarbary, who is from Gray, Ga., and Boose, who is from Monticello, Ga., represented GMC as part of the Georgia Delegation at the conference held in Atlanta, Ga., on June 24-27. Thousands of students from around the country competed in various events and attended workshops to gain knowledge on how to be a successful business professional and leader. Scarbary and Boose competed in the team event for Business Ethics and in the individual competitive test events in Macroeconomics (Nate Scarbary) and Microeconomics (Tommy Boose).

“For the GMC PBL Chapter to have four students earn a position to compete nationally in five events during our first year was an accomplishment,” said Tianna Marynell, GMC’s Business Department Chair. “Tommy and Nate competed in the preliminary round on June 25, and made it to the final round on June 26. They were competing against four-year universities and two-year colleges. To earn fifth place in their event at their first national competition was an outstanding accomplishment. They represented GMC well.”

Scarbary and Boose each received a cash award of $100. Winning participants in each event received cash awards ranging from $100 up to $1500. The top ten winning college teams in their event are listed below:

1) Northern Arizona University
2) Williams Baptist College (Arkansas)
3) Louisburg College (North Carolina)
4) Central Christian College of Kansas
5) Georgia Military College
6) Southwest Baptist University
7) University of Florida
8) College of the Canyons (California)
9) University of Texas
10) University of Utah

Scarbary (pictured left) and Boose (pictured right)