State champions

By Website Administrator | Feb 13, 2009

Eight Kettering University students bring home top honors during the Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) State Career Development Conference in Lansing

Eight Kettering University students took top honors at the Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) State Career Development Conference in Lansing Feb. 6-8.

Kettering’s two DEX chapters went head to head against students from University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Valparaiso University, ITT Technical Institute, Northwood, Davenport–Grand Rapids and Delta College. Kettering students captured 10 awards: one first place, five second place, and four honorable mentions.

At the conference, students took exams, solved case study problems, wrote business plans and role-played with industry judges. Of the eight Kettering students who competed this year, seven were new to the competition and had never competed before at Delta Epsilon Chi. Winning the top honors has qualified all eight students to compete in the International Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., April 22 - 25.

First Place

Zachary Paruk of Sterling Heights, Mich., (freshman in Business) and Angela Tremble of Detroit (senior in Mechanical Engineering) in Business to Business Marketing

Second Place

Pirow Bekker ofLos Altos, Calif., (freshman in Business) and Isaac Meadows of Longview, Texas, (sophomore in Computer Engineering) in Business to Business Marketing

Lauren Johnson Joshua of Detroit (freshman in Industrial Engineering) in Business Ethics

Isaac Meadows of Longview, Texas, (sophomore in Computer Engineering) in Financial Services

Tyler Finnegan of Elyria, Ohio, (senior in Business) in Human Resources

Tyler Finnegan of Elyria, Ohio, (senior in Business) in Executive Job Interview

Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions are placements between fourth and sixth places. 

Pirow Bekker of Los Altos, California, (freshman in Business) in Retail Management

Lauren Johnson Joshua of Detroit (freshman in Industrial Engineering) in Fashion Merchandising Management

Ravi Sharma of Lapeer, Mich., (junior in Business) in Marketing Management

Deana Johnson of Gary, Ind., (freshman in Business) in Human Resource Management

Delta Epsilon Chi is a totally student oriented organization focused on developing future business leaders. The four cornerstones of DEX are career awareness, civic consciousness, social intelligence, and leadership development with competitive events in: Business, Design, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, Food Service & Culinary, Hospitality & Travel, Information Technology, Management, and Marketing & Sales. Besides the yearly State and International Career Development Conferences in the spring, DEX also sponsors a yearly Leadership Conference in the fall.

The Kettering A and B section chapters are sponsored by the Business Department. The students raise funds by selling snacks in the Business Department lobby. This money helps to offset the registration fees and travel money needed to attend the conferences. To find out more about the two chapters, contact faculty adviser Dr. Karen Cayo, lecturer in the Business Department, at (kcayo@kettering.edu).

Written by Pat Mroczek and Karen Cayo
(810) 762-9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu