WWU Students Compete at DECA International Competition

William Woods
University student Katie Gannon of St.
Louis, Mo., placed in the top 10
internationally for website design
at the recent Collegiate DECA International Competition.

She was among four
William Woods University students who participated
in the
competition in Salt Lake City, Utah, April
20-25. They qualified by winning first or second in the tri-state
competition in February.
 
Other WWU students who competed
were Bridgette Doig, Escondido, Calif.; Elizabeth Thomas, South Amherst, Ohio,
entrepreneurship; and Olivia Koselansky, Sterling Heights, Mich., sales.
 
DECA is an
international organization that prepares
both high school and college students
for careers in marketing,
finance, hospitality and management. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing
academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible,
experienced leaders.
 
A
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.
 
William
Woods University received some unexpected recognition at the Collegiate DECA
International Conference: the cover of the program featured two WWU alumni, Jake
McDaniel and Ben Lifritz.
                                                           
Linda Duke, WWU assistant professor of
marketing and business and the group’s adviser, was
pleased with what the students achieved.
 
“It is quite an
accomplishment just to make it to this level and I am extremely proud of all
four of these students.”
 
Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, said, “Proud is an understatement!!
Congratulations to you guys, and a heartfelt thanks to the faculty who helped you
achieve this success.” 
                                                          
 
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Katie
Gannon, who placed in the top 10
internationally for website design
at the recent Collegiate DECA International Competition.