Become a State Officer for the 2017-2018 School Year!

Hello Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda Members!

Being a State Officer is a great experience, and one that I wish everyone had the opportunity to have. Being the State Reporter in 2014-2015 and the State Secretary this year have been two of the best experiences that I have had in my college career. As a State Officer you are able to make friendships and build networks that go far beyond the state board. State Officers work alongside other students as well as professional advisors to organize events such as the Community Service Day and the State Leadership Conference. In addition, State Officers truly have the opportunity to shape the direction that PA PBL goes in with the decisions that are made.

Every year the State Executive Committee (SEC) asks that each college or university nominate two of their members for State Officer positions. This year it is essential that your school considers nominating members for the SEC. The goal of the SEC is to represent each and every member school throughout Pennsylvania. If there are not applicants from all different types of schools (east/west, large/small) then the board will not be diverse. Having every school nominate members to run for SEC positions is the only way to ensure that the SEC can succeed in representing PA PBL to the best of their abilities, and the more applicants there are the better quality candidates (and thus SEC) will emerge.

More details on what being a State Officer entails and the process for applying to run for the SEC can be found on pages 14-17 of the SLC registration packet on the homepage of I strongly recommend that anyone who is passionate about PA PBL run for a State Officer position! 




Dylan McCauley – PA-PBL State Secretary

State Leadership Conference Planning Is Underway!

January 29, 2017


Hello Pennsylvania Phi Beta Lambda Members!

Planning for the 2017 PA-PBL State Leadership Conference is underway. This year the conference will be held from April 7th to April 9th at the Harrisburg Hilton. Please read the Registration Packet in its entirety for details on this year’s conference. The registration packet provides all of the necessary information for both conference and testing registration. This year conference and testing registration will take place completely online.  Links to the registration area can be found in the packet as well as on our website ( Payment for the conference can be made either through check or PayPal. The deadline for registering for the conference and competitive events is February 25! Unfortunately, no exceptions to the deadline will be granted.

Testing will open on March 3rd and close end of day March 24th. Please follow the instructions in the registration packet, and online, regarding a designated proctor for your school’s testing. Please note that your state and national dues must be paid in full by February 25th for all members who are registering for testing at the conference. We hope that everyone is preparing for and eagerly anticipating the SLC.  We look forward to seeing everyone in April!




Audrey Magnelli – PA-PBL State President



Bob Kollar – State Chairman

Prepare for the 2017 State Leadership Conference



PA PBL Members,


Welcome back to another semester for PA PBL. We hope everyone had a relaxing winter break, and are ready to begin another semester of PBL. The State Executive Council is busy planning the 46th Annual State Leadership Conference, which is scheduled for April 7th to April 9th in Harrisburg PA.  The SLC Registration Packet will be sent out to chapter officers and advisers by January 14th. Please read this packet carefully and pay attention to important dates.  Registration and payment are due to the SEC by February 25th.  This year the registration fee will remain at $100 for students and $65 for advisers.  Hotel registration fees are payable directly to the Hilton Harrisburg, the SEC only needs a copy of your room registration.  Also, please keep in mind that prejudged materials and testing forms are due at registration by 6pm on Friday, April 7th.  All of this information is explain in further detailed in the SLC Packet. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the SEC at


Best Regards,

Audrey Magnelli

Pennsylvania State President