Cerritos College Accounting Student Rules State Competition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 17, 2009
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2287
NORWALK, Calif. - April 17, 2009 - Cerritos College accounting student Alberto Carlos won first place in the California Phi Beta Lambda’s “Accounting analysis and decision making” competition on March 27 at the annual 2009 State Business Leadership Conference in Long Beach.
Conducted by the California Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America, the annual competition recognizes its members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of accounting. The objective test included questions on intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, advanced accounting, and auditing.
Approximately 300 students representing twenty California colleges participated in the competition.
“We are tremendously proud of Alberto’s hard work,” said Michael Farina, co-chair of the Cerritos College accounting department. “He should be commended for scoring top among all California students including those from four-year universities such as UCLA, UC Berkeley and UCSD.”
Carlos will be competing in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL)’s national competition in Anaheim, California, in June.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the collegiate division of the association, FBLA-PBL. Membership in this division reaches 10,000 nationwide and is open to all postsecondary students who have an interest in business. The FBLA-PBL Mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently surpasses 26,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.