Collegiate DECA members participate in real-life competition

Members of Collegiate DECA at William Woods University recently were invited to
participate in a first-ever competition in which the students worked with real
companies solving current issues.

The invitation-only event was sponsored by the University of
Central Missouri’s DECA chapter.  Several
states were included, but the number of student participants was limited to
allow for more experience with real-life issues. 
 
Cruz Buchanan and Joe Parenteau both placed second in the
competition.
 
Buchanan, Igor Dos Santos, Nate Lamberson, Chris Martin, J.P.
Parra and Alex Stear
traveled to the Sprint Campus in Overland Park, Kan., where
they were given a tour of the campus, an exam and worked with their marketing
specialist to solve a current marketing issue regarding cell phones.
 
Parenteau traveled to BKD in Kansas City (one of the largest
accounting firms in the U.S.).  There he
toured the facilities, was given an exam and worked with accounting
specialists.
 
“This experience took our Collegiate DECA students to yet
another step forward toward the quality education that students receive at
William Woods University,” said Linda Duke, assistant professor of marketing
and business and WWU Collegiate DECA adviser.