Collegiate DECA competition in Anaheim, Calif., in April, after winning first
or second at the recent state competition.
State Competition at the Lake of the Ozarks, receiving first place in four
events and second place in five. Of the 170 students at the competition, 19
were from William Woods.
student-driven organization, Collegiate DECA values leadership, innovation,
integrity and teamwork. It prepares students for careers by integrating skills
learned in the classroom into real-world experiences.
students have a wide array of events to choose from—all
of which provide an opportunity for them to gain experience and network.
each of the students that traveled to compete, regardless of whether students
placed,” Linda Duke, WWU assistant professor of marketing and business and the
DECA adviser, said. “It takes extra
effort and work to participate in this competition.”
- Lacee Floyd of Highlands Ranch,
Colo.; Naomi Starr of Columbia, Mo.; and Olivia Koselansky of Sterling
Heights, Mich., in Entrepreneurship
- Katie Gannon of St. Louis, Mo., in
- Andy Davis of Rochdale, England,
in Professional Sales
- Andrea Hutchinson of Council
Bluffs, Iowa, in Restaurant and Food Service Management
- Tara Seboldt of Fults, Ill., in
Travel and Tourism
- Tricia Jackson of Valley Park, Mo., and Seboldt in
- JP Parra of San Paulo, Brazil, and Matt
Steiniger of O’Fallon, Mo., in Entrepreneurship
- Steiniger in Banking, Financial Services
- Koselansky in Retail Management
- Maryiah Elizabeth Fulsom of
Mexico, Mo., third place in Professional Sales
- Kacey Radcliff of St. Charles,
Mo., third place in Entrepreneurship
- Starr, fifth place in Banking,
- Joe Parenteau of Regina,
Saskatchewan, fifth place in Corporate Finance
abilities, including the equivalent education that they receive from WWU,” Duke
compete in Collegiate DECA, and any student can join since there are a variety
of competition areas.