Students are international champs

By Website Administrator | Apr 29, 2004

Kettering Students earned four awards at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kettering Students earned four awards at the International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, April 14 to 17. Fourteen members of Kettering University's two chapters of Delta Epsilon Chi (DEC) compete with approximately 2,500 college students from around the world in academic events related to business management, marketing and hospitality.

Kettering captured two national second-place and two national third-place awards, as well as three honorable mentions. In all, eight students received medallion awards by making it to the final round of the competition. Competition events included exams, case study problems and role playing with industry judges.

The second place national champions are Ursula Dyer, senior majoring in Business Management, for Hospitality Marketing Management, and David Sickmiller, senior majoring in Computer Science, for Web Site Design.

The third place national champions are Lisa Chissus, senior majoring in Marketing, for National Management Institute, and Sarah Shanley, senior majoring in Marketing, for Travel & Tourism Marketing Management.

Honorable mentions went to Ryan Craig, senior majoring in Marketing, for Marketing Management; Leonard Chan, senior majoring in Marketing, for Sales Manager Meeting; Matthew Barron, senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Andrew Etter, junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, for Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management.

Honorable mention awards are for placing fourth through twelfth place.

Delta Epsilon Chi is an international organization with state and local chapters for college students. Activities promoted by DEC focus on tomorrow's business leaders. The four cornerstones of DEC are career awareness, civic consciousness, social intelligence and leadership development.

In addition to the International Career Development Conference in the spring, DEC also sponsors a yearly leadership conference in the falland a State Career Development Conference in the winter. To attend the international conference students must qualify at the state level.

The DEC chapters at Kettering University are sponsored by the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering and Business Department. For more information on DEC, visit www.deca.org.

Written by Dawn Hibbard
(810) 762-9865
dhibbard@kettering.edu