Business Students Leave Mark at Competition

| By: Britten, Casey

Four business program students from Fox Valley Technical College earned top-three finishes at the 2017 Wisconsin Collegiate Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Conference in Delavan.

A first-place honor went to Molly Steiner, Porterfield, in the Human Resource Management competition. Jill Hennes of Omro took second place in the Travel & Tourism event, and third-place finishes went to Freedom’s Terence Regan in Travel & Tourism and to Shawn Fordham, Appleton, in Retail Management. FVTC students also earned a first-place team finish in a management-style competition.

In all, 17 FVTC students participated in the annual higher education business skills event. For the first time ever, every FVTC participant will advance to the national DECA skills conference in Anaheim on April 18, a rare occurrence for any college to have 100% of its students move on to the next level after competing at state.  

For nearly 70 years, DECA has been preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Currently the organization has more than 21,000 members comprised of 275 college chapters.