Bellevue College DECA triumphs at NW regional competition 

49 BC students will advance to the national competition, represent school

Forty nine out of 52 Bellevue College students are advancing from the Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference held Feb. 19 – 21 in Spokane, Washington and will participate in the national competition in Washington, DC April 16-19.

Bellevue College fielded the largest team at the tournament, competing against students from University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Gonzaga University and other prominent schools in the region.

The Bellevue College team, which is only in its second year, produced 19 state champions.  In total, Bellevue College boasts 37 top three finalists:

OVERALL TEAM SWEEPSTAKES IN MARKETING

State Champion – Bellevue College

2nd place – WWU

3rd place – Gonzaga

 

OVERALL TEAM SWEEPSTAKES IN HOSPITALITY

State Champion – Bellevue College

2nd place – WSU

3rd place – Gonzaga

 

OVERALL TEAM SWEEPSTAKES IN BUSINESS

State Champion – Gonzaga

2nd place – Bellevue College

3rd place – Gonzaga

 

OVERALL TEAM SWEEPSTAKES IN FINANCE

State Champion – Bellevue College

2nd place – Camosun

3rd place – Gonzaga

 

OVERALL TEAM SWEEPSTAKES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

State Champion – Shoreline Community College

2nd place – Bellevue College

3rd place – Gonzaga

 

ADVERTISING

State Champion – Tana Rulkova & Dan Palanchuk, Bellevue College

2nd place – Seioriana Aulava & Sally Park, Bellevue College

 

MARKETING MANAGEMENT

State Champion – Andrew Tabit, Bellevue College

 

SPORTS MARKETING

State Champion – Kendra Meeker & Mitchell Morris, Bellevue College

3rd place – Ezra Asfaw & Gabrielle Larsen, Bellevue College

 

B2B MARKETING

State Champion – Joshua Lee & Meina Jin, Bellevue College

 

FASHION MARKETING

2nd place – Danny Yu, Bellevue College

 

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY MARKETING

2nd place – Yu-wen Weng, Bellevue College

3rd place – Dorel Roata & Karolina Shirokova, Bellevue College

SALES

State Champion – Andrew Norris, Bellevue College

3rd place – Andrew Tabit, Bellevue College

 

SALES MANAGEMENT

2nd place – Andrew Norris, Bellevue College

3rd place – Jason Sandhu, Bellevue College

 

GROWING A BUSINESS

State Champion – Margarita Zavalishina & Eduard Avanesyan, Bellevue College

3rd place – Erika Lamothe, Bellevue College

 

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

State Champion – Conner Watts, Bellevue College

 

HR MANAGEMENT

State Champion – Erin Mills, Bellevue College

 

BUSINESS RESEARCH

2nd place – Tina Estes, Bellevue College

 

BANKING

State Champion – Alex Ortner, Bellevue College

3rd place – Dorel Roata, Bellevue College

 

CORPORATE FINANCE

State Champion – Larry Harris, Bellevue College

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS

State Champion – Keith Monaghan & Olivia Wright, Bellevue College

 

EVENT PLANNING

State Champion – Seioriana Aulava & Sally Park, Bellevue College

3rd place – Karolina Shirokova & Margarita Zavalishina, Bellevue College

 

HOTEL MANAGEMENT

State Champion – Kami Terry, Bellevue College

2nd place – Nasa Sugizaki, Bellevue College

 

RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT

3rd place – Khrystine Raymond, Bellevue College

 

“The DECA program allows me to see tremendous growth in my students that I might otherwise only have a glimpse of from classroom teaching,” said Professor Kyle Barber, the program’s executive director and head coach. “Regardless of the outcome in competition, every one of these students is growing and becoming more adept at landing employment in a managerial or executive capacity.”

Collegiate DECA is an international association of college students and teachers of marketing, business, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship. The organization prepares leaders and entrepreneurs for careers and education in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and other business areas. It is one of ten organizations listed as Career and Technical Student Organizations by the United States Department of Education. The DECA Collegiate Division includes over 215,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

To learn more about the Bellevue College Institute for Business and Information Technology, please visit http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ibit/. For more information about BC DECA, please visit www.bellevuedeca.com.

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Last Updated March 2, 2016