DECA team excels at national conference

Jul 16, 2013

Six members of the Kettering University DECA team competed in the National Collegiate DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Six members of the Kettering University DECA team competed in the National Collegiate DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif., in April, taking home two awards overall at the event.

The DECA groupDECA is an international business organization that helps prepare high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. The conference, which was April 17-20, featured more than 1,700 students from around the country. Students who participated are Donald Klein (senior Business major), Allison Putnam (sophomore Business major), Ashlea Reiter (junior Business major), Jacob Sherwood (sophomore Mechanical Engineering major) and Michael Woznicki (senior Business major).

Second Place winnersKlein won a second place award in the Project Management category and Putnam and Reiter took second place in the Advertising Campaign category. Karen Cayo, faculty member in the Department of Business and the faculty advisor to the DECA team, received the Collegiate DECA Advisor of the Year award.

“Kettering students do well in Collegiate DECA because the competitive events mirror their everyday academic and co-op experiences,” Cayo said. “The only difference is instead of competing against other Kettering students like they do in those settings, they are competing against students from schools throughout Michigan and across the nation.”