Coming out on top

May 31, 2001

Kettering University students brought home top honors from the Delta Epsilon Chi competition in Anaheim, Calif., May 2-5.

Kettering University students brought home top honors from the Delta Epsilon Chi competition in Anaheim, Calif., May 2-5. Seven Kettering students were among the top ten in their categories out of approximately 1,500 participants.

Joseph Kuptz, of Swartz Creek and Nicole Nickel, of Livonia, each won first place in their categories, Kuptz for Financial Services Marketing Management and Nickel for Food Marketing Management. Scott Bauer, of Deshler, Ohio, took third place in the Food Marketing Management category, and four others earned an Honorable Mention (top ten ranking that is not 1st, 2nd or 3rd place), they are: Vince Dean, of North Branch; Travis Stroppel, of Macon, Mo.; Robert Wilkerson, of Taylor; and Seth Woodward, of Maceo, Ky.

A total of 22 students from Kettering qualified for the national competition. To qualify for competition students had to compete at the state level in Battle Creek, Feb. 23-24.

Kettering University is on the national DECA Advisory Board.

Delta Epsilon Chi is a national organization for college students preparing for a variety of career areas, with specific emphasis on the areas of marketing, management, merchandising and entrepreneurship. Its local chapters and state/provincial associations are a division of National DECA, Inc. Delta Epsilon Chi is currently active throughout the U.S. and Canada.