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MSU DECA has strong showing at international conference

Washington, D.C. – Fifteen Minot State University students traveled to the nation’s capital to compete in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference from April 11 to 14.

Nicholas Trumbauer, Manheim, Pa., placed in the Top 10, and won two medals for his work in Accounting, Haokun Yang, Xi’An, China, won an exam medal in Fashion Merchandising, Kaitlin Fredrich, Minot, N.D., and Brenda Parks, Houston, Texas, were Top 12 finalists in Business to Business Marketing, Edel Mae Alvarez, Kaulapu’u, Hawaii, and Jordan Busch, Minot, N.D., were Top 12 finalists in Financial Statement Analysis, Paula and Levy Cabatingnan, Manila, Philippines, placed in the Top 10 for Emerging Marketing Strategies, and Aaron Richard, Kasson, Minn., placed in the Top 10 for Professional Sales.

Awards of Excellence were won by Trumbauer in Accounting, Asia Pleasant, Fredericksburg, Va., in Human Resource Management, Fredrich and Parks in Business to Business Management, Tracey Slama, Hacienda Heights, Calif., and Marina Carrillo, Chihuahua, Mexico, in Business Ethics, Alvarez and Busch in Financial Statement Analysis, Queenie Lim, Manila, Philippines, and Brett Hlebechuk, Belfield, N.D., in International Marketing, Paula and Levy Cabatingnan in Emerging Technology Strategies, and Richard in Professional Sales.

The MSU DECA Chapter received a Chapter Community Service Award, a Leadership Passport Diplomatic Award, and Outstanding Chapter Leadership Awards for Barbara Marques, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Brett Hlebechuk.

Additionally, MSU business instructor and DECA club advisor Tawnya Bernsdorf was recognized as Advisor of the Year.

Minot State University is a public university dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

Published: 04/17/18

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