About Us

About Winthrop University Phi Beta Lambda

The Winthrop University chapter of Phi Beta Lambda was chartered in the Fall of 2013 by Nick Cunningham.  Since then, we have sponsored and held many events including a bake sale supporting the March of Dimes, Old Towne New World: Crowdsource Your Town, an involvement fair to recruit members and the National Leadership Conferences in Cleveland, Ohio, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Chicago, Illinois. We have also had members compete at the 2015 State Leadership Conference where seven members qualified to compete nationally, one of which moving on to rank fifth in the nation in his event. We are proud to have hosted the 2014-2015 State President, Nick Cunningham.

In the coming years, we are excited about the prospect of growing and becoming a more developed chapter, spreading our knowledge and goals around not only Winthrop but the entire community. We wish to build a better business world for the future!



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, business-related fields, as well as many non-business professions.

The association has four divisions:

  • FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students;
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students;
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for post secondary students; and
  • Professional Division for business people, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.

FBLA-PBL is the largest career student organization with over 225,000 members between all of the divisions!







Director Award – This award focuses on introductory community service, career research, and PBL involvement at the local level. Pins are sent to the local adviser to award at a local meeting or ceremony.

Executive Award – Prerequisite: Director Award. This award focuses on developing job interview skills, state and national PBL involvement, public relations activities, and leadership skills. Pins are sent to the state adviser/chair to be presented at a state meeting or conference.

President Award – Prerequisite: Director and Executive Awards This award focuses on total association leadership, business skills, and involvement in community. Students qualifying for this award will receive pins at the National Leadership Conference.
Individuals may complete more than one level per year and must report and log their progress. Each level builds upon the next.