NDSCS students excel in local DECA Competition

Business student
02-23-2016

Thirty-two North Dakota State College of Science Collegiate DECA members recently competed at the North Dakota Career Development Conference in Fargo, N.D. NDSCS Chapter members participated in 16 separate events, ending up with a finalist in 11 events.

One-hundred-twenty students representing both two and four-year colleges and universities from across the state competed against one another in a variety of simulations, case studies and prepared events.     

The 11 NDSCS finalists include:

  • Nate Wier – Accounting (Finalist); Business Ethics (2nd Place)
  • Marcus Karsky – Accounting (Finalist)
  • Ali Schoneman – Banking and Financial Services (Finalist)
  • Thia Uhren – Fashion Merchandising (Finalist)
  • Rowdy Borman – Restaurant Management (3rd Place); Human Resource Management (3rd Place)
  • Noah Dobmeier – Retail Management (3rd Place); Business Ethics (2nd Place)
  • Amy Stevens – Travel and Tourism (Finalist)
  • Katlyn Hilbrand – Marketing Management (1st Place)
  • Ian Uhrich – Sales Manager Meeting (3rd Place)

In addition, Ian Uhrich was elected to serve as the 2016-2017 State Association President while Dana Anderson was elected to serve as next year’s State Vice President.

NDSCS will now be sending a delegation to the International Career Development Conference to be held in Washington D.C. this April.

Collegiate DECA at NDSCS prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Nationwide, Collegiate DECA includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

NDSCS Collegiate DECA members garner 13 awards at state Career Development Conference

NDSCS DECA students
02-21-2017

Thirty-seven Collegiate DECA members from the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and Fargo competed at the State Conference in February in Fargo, and earned a total of 13 medals. One-hundred-twenty students from eight different campuses competed against one another in a variety of simulations, case studies, and prepared events.

Finalists from NDSCS included:

Business Simulations:
• Joe Keavny – Accounting (Finalist)
• KaTina Thompson – Fashion Merchandising (Finalist)
• Tayler Rusch – Banking and Financial Services (1st Place)
• Emily Koenig – Fashion Merchandising (1st Place)
• Jourdan Harty – Hotel and Lodging (Finalist)
• Ben Gemar – Restaurant and Food Service Management (1st Place)
• Carin Kassa – Travel and Tourism (3rd Place)

Case Study Events:
• Joe Keaveny & Blake Pietron – Business Ethics (1st Place)
• Carin Kassa & Taylor Rusch – Event Planning (1st Place)
• Jonathan Wilson & Ben Gemar – Event Planning (2nd Place)
 Carin Kassa – Human Resource Management (1st Place)
• KaTina Thompson – Human Resource Management (2nd Place)
• Jake Legato – Marketing Management (3rd Place)
• Ian Uhrich – Sales Manager Meeting (2nd Place)

Prepared Events:
• Joe Keaveny & Blake Pietron – Entrepreneurship Growing Your Business (2nd Place)
• Jonathan Wilson – Professional Sales (3rd Place)

In addition, Heather Heyerman was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 State Association President.

NDSCS will send a delegation to the International Career Development Conference, which will be held in Anaheim, Calif. in April.

NDSCS Collegiate DECA’s mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Nationwide, Collegiate DECA includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

Kathy Marquette

Kathy Marquette

Business Administration and Management
Associate Professor
701-671-2595
kathy.marquette@ndscs.edu
Wahpeton
Horton Hall 230
Gregory Anderson

Gregory Anderson

Business Administration and Management
Associate Professor/Chair
701-671-2172
greg.anderson@ndscs.edu
Wahpeton
Horton Hall 233

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