CAC Mile of Dimes

2016 Central Arizona College PBL Fundraiser March of Dimes—Prematurity Awareness “Wear Purple Competition” A fund drive event for the March of Dimes to support their efforts to end prematurity world-wide.  We chose to hold a contest that allowed donators to “vote” for their favorite staff member by their donations of dimes (or any money) into the collection boxes.  Staff members were asked to wear a purple outfit to support MOD and their photos were attached to donation boxes and info/progress boards.  Donation boxes were available to staff and students in the Computer Lab, with candy and stickers to entice our donators. Katie and Alma also circulated throughout the campus with our donation display to present a face-to-face opportunity for donors to participate.  The competition was active from 11/11 to 11/17. On Thurs. 11/17 the winner was announced at a modest… Read the rest

2016 McGala Event

  November 12, 2016, Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members volunteered for the “A McNight to Remember” fundraiser. This was RMHC 10th annual gala, and was attended by more than 550 influential members of the Valley’s business and philanthropic community. The event was held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona Phi beta Lambda members worked the silent auction portion of the event. Attendees bid on 100+ auction items/packages such as: exquisite dinners, luxury gift item, kid-friendly gifts and activities, stay-cations and out-of-town getaways. Fifteen (15) Arizona Phi beta Lambda members attended, with Phoenix College leading the way with twelve (12) volunteers, Central Arizona College two(2) and Northern Arizona University EC one (1). A great time was had by all and many of the members said they would return next year to help out. This is the second year… Read the rest

Fall Leadership Conference 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall Leadership Conference last Saturday at Phoenix College! The event ran very smoothly and even included a Salsa Dancing & Communication workshop  led by the State Officer Liaison John Tyler. Overall membership is on the rise and the result is more competitive events. Arizona Phi Beta Lambda has already accomplished a lot this year and the future is bright. The Winter Conference will be hosted by Central Arizona College in February, hope to see you all there! Don’t forget about the NASCAR fundraiser, street clean up and McGala community service opportunities in the next few weeks and have a great Halloween!… Read the rest


    Hello AZPBL members,  We cordially invite you to come meet us! Who are we you ask? Here’s a little description of what we do at TTI Success Insights: When companies need to hire people who will exceed performance standards, they rely upon TTI SI assessments and our network of over 7,000 associates worldwide to deliver. When CEOs and CHROs need to build a bridge to attract and develop the best talent, they use TTI SI assessments to connect and understand the people who sit on the other side of the desk. Please join us for an office tour, refreshments and a live presentation on “Are You Naturally Wired to be a Leader?” In this session you’ll learn about your own leadership tendencies and those of others. Prior to attending this session, you must complete an executive assessment all… Read the rest

Tolleson High Career Day

  The TUHSD College & Career Fair was held October 27, 2016 from 6pm – 8pm at Tolleson Union High School,  We got to meet FBLA members, high school students and their parents. The Tolleson Union High School District’s Career & Technical Education Department and Guidance Advisors are committed to excellence in our education programs. I would like to thank Elena Sobampo and her FBLA members for being such great host and allowing us to share a little about collegiate Phi Beta Lambda. Read the rest

Rise to the Top Chapter Contest

The 2016-17 “RISE TO THE TOP CHAPTER CONTEST” begins the Arizona PBL year with Northern Arizona University leading in defense of their 2015-16 Top Chapter Title. Below is a chart with all points earned by chapters from June 2016- September 10, 2016. EARN CHAPTER POINTS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER Register Professional Members for your Chapter– 50 points Register a returning professional member– 25 points each Members Attending Fall Leadership 1 point per member Find a sponsor for AZPBL -100 pts SUPER SWEEPS-25 points Participate St. Mary’s Food Bank work day-10 points per attendee.  … Read the rest

March of Dimes Prescott Walk

On September 10th , Arizona PBL participated in the Prescott Quad-Cities March for Babies walk. The event helps bring awareness to premature births and raise month for research and help families in need. Several Arizona Phi Beta Lambda members drove up from the Valley of the sun (Phoenix, Casa Grande) to participate in the walk. Arizona PBL State President Scott Chilleen and Erika Pena represented Northern Arizona EC. Mark Creech, Arizona PBL VP of Programs represented Central Arizona College. Adin Herzog ERAU PBL president, and four members attended along with Dr. Greenman and her family. Arizona Phi Beta Lambda raised $192.10 for March of Dimes and everyone had a great time at the event. Thanks to everyone for donating and or participating in the walk. Our next March of Dimes event will be in January, featuring a state wide “Mile… Read the rest

St. Mary’s Food Bank Work Day

Arizona Phi Beta Lambda Pack & Sort   Invitation code:           AZPBL                                                                                     Date(s):                              Saturday, October 8th                Time:                                   12:00 – 3:00 pm                              Volunteers                        20-30                                                                           Location:                         Del Webb Warehouse                                                         2831 N 31st Ave, Phoenix 85009 REGISTRATION PROCESS: Visit Scroll down until you see the INVITATION CODE BOX on the right hand side.Enter your group INVITATION CODE (noted above) and click ‘Search’. You will see your volunteer opportunity name in orange letters – click on the name. Scroll down, select the date, and click on SIGN UP. You’ll be instructed to LOGIN using an existing account or REGISTER by creating a new account.Once you are logged in, you will see a SUCCESS notification !You will receive a confirmation e-mail from St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance DRESS CODE: The comfort and safety of our volunteers is important. Due to health codes and for safety reasons,… Read the rest


  I still can believe it “Mark Creech PBL Western Region Vice President”. Of course my life mantra is” It’s not how you start but how you finish”. This is just another example of accomplishing what many said was impossible. When I joined Arizona Phi Beta Lambda all I wanted was to build a resume, to help me compete against other college graduates. The journey began in 2012, taking online classes online from Central Arizona College. Yes, I know many students take classes online, I wonder how many take their classes while working 70 hours a week driving a Semi-truck throughout the country. Most non-believers felt I would never graduate, however I had a reason to not fail. My wife needed me to come home to help raise the grandchildren. In 2013 seeking a way to enhance my resume, I… Read the rest