Students win international honors

Apr 26, 2002

Kettering students took top honors in one category and were well placed in others during the 2002 Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference April 13-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kettering students took top honors in one category and were well placed in others during the 2002 Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference April 13-16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Nicole Nickel placed first internationally in Management Decision Making & Merchandising. A senior from Livonia, Mich., she will graduate in June with a degree in Management, and an emphasis in Accounting and Marketing.

David White, of Waterford, Mich., and Brad Bosma, of Grand Rapids, Mich., placed third in International Marketing. White is a senior in Management, with a concentration in Information Systems and Economics. Bosma is a senior in Management, with a concentration in Information System and Marketing.

Three students also placed in the top 10 during the international competition. Joseph Kuptz of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Kimberly Kuptz, of Fremont, Mich., participated in Business to Business Marketing and Management. David Johnston, of Warren, Mich., competed in the Retail Marketing and Management Exam.

All winners qualified to compete at the international level by winning in state/provincial competitions earlier this spring.

Delta Epsilon Chi, a college division of DECA, serves its diverse membership as a professional organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance the leaders of tomorrow. Delta Epsilon Chi's renowned Competitive Events Program uses interviews, tests, role-plays, and written projects to evaluate the student's marketing and management skills - specific skills identified by the business community as essential for success and taught in the college classroom and in Delta Epsilon Chi activities.

Delta Epsilon Chi members participating in the Competitive Events Program choose their event from those offered in more than 20 career areas. Each event is judged by a business professional who is active in his/her occupational fields.

Nearly $300,000 in stock, cash, and scholarships is presented to Delta Epsilon Chi and DECA international winners by themajor corporations and associations that support Delta Epsilon Chi/DECA activities to help positively influence the training of the world's future business leaders and entrepreneurs.