Reinhardt University Phi Beta Lambda is putting on its first car show event on Monday, April 1, from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will be held at the Hagan Chapel parking lot on the main campus. The fee to enter a car in the show is $25. General attendance is free and everyone is welcome to join.
Senior General Business major and Vice President of RU Phi Beta Lambda, Ethan Alexander, is leading the organization of the event.
“Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate version of Future Business Leaders of America, but we compete in business competitions to showcase the skills we have learned,” said Alexander. “Events range from writing to performance events.”
Alexander sees the car show as an opportunity for the students to apply their skills.
“The car show is our attempt to show what we as business majors have learned in the classroom,” said Alexander. “I’ve made and used connections, and we have budgeted, sent requests, marketed and used human resources to plan a car show for the community to come out and showcase what they have. It will consist of anybody who wants to enter their vehicle(s). There will be three judges to rank them and determine winners of the different categories. We will also have raffle prizes to giveaway to anybody who wants to buy tickets.”
Alexander believes the event will be a great opportunity for both the local and Reinhardt communities to come out and see a lot of unique cars and praises the hard work of Phi Beta Lambda in putting on the event.
“This is a chance to see cars you don’t see every day and take a look at what used to cruise the streets of Waleska before we were even born,” said Alexander. “It really helps bring history to life, and for a car guy like me, it makes the day more exciting. The thing I’m most looking forward to is seeing how many people come out and either enter a car or just come look around. I’m proud to say Phi Beta Lambda has decided to earn our money instead of asking for funding from the school. I look forward to seeing the happy faces of a job well done.”
Dean of the McCamish School of Business and Associate Professor of Business, Dr. Katherine Hyatt, is one of the several advisors for RU Phi Beta Lambda and expresses her support and praise for the students in organizing the event and encourages everyone to come out and show their support as well.
“Ethan has really completed all the work for the car show,” said Dr. Hyatt. “I helped him gain approval for the car show from administration. It has been my role as one of several advisors for Phi Beta Lambda to support him and the students in putting the event together. It is easy to support students in things they are passionate about, and Ethan is definitely passionate about cars. The car show is free to the public and it would be great for students to come to the event. The more people that can visit the event the better.”
Alexander can be reached at Alexander118651@students.reinhardt.edu for more information about the event.
Written by: Adria Mulrooney