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State champs!

State champs!

Feb 24, 2010

Kettering University students captured eight top awards during the Delta Epsilon Chi state career development conference - once again beating some of the best business students in the Midwest!

Five Kettering University students took top honors at Delta Epsilon Chi’s (DEX) State Career Development Conference in Battle Creek Feb. 12-14.  Kettering’s two DEX chapters went head-to-head against students from University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Valparaiso University, Eastern Michigan University, Northwood, Davenport – Grand Rapids, and Delta College.   This year, five Kettering students captured eight awards: three in first place, three in second place, one in third place, and one honorable mention.

At the conference, students took exams, solved case study problems, wrote business plans, and role-played with industry judges.  Of the seven Kettering students who competed this year, three were new to the competition and had never competed before at Delta Epsilon Chi. The honors qualified the students to attend the International Delta Epsilon Chi Career Development Conference in Louisville, April 16 - 21.

First Place
Vanessa Grant (senior in Business) and Ravi Sharma (senior in Applied Math) in International Marketing
Ravi Sharma (senior in Applied Math) in Financial Services
Tyler Finnegan (junior in Mechanical Engineering) in Design

Second Place
Aubrie Hoffman (freshman in Business) in Hospitality Marketing and Management
Deana Johnson (sophomore in Business) in Human Resources
Tyler Finnegan (junior in Mechanical Engineering) in Financial Services

Third Place
Deana Johnson (sophomore in Business) in Restaurant And Food Services

Honorable Mentions
Honorable Mentions are placements between 4th and 6th place.
Vanessa Grant (senior in Business) in Hospitality Marketing and Management

Delta Epsilon Chi is a student 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 Professor Karen Cayo (