WWU Students Compete at DECA International Competition
|5/8/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University student Katie Gannon of St. Louis, Mo., placed in the top 10 internationally for website design at the recent Collegiate DECA International Competition.
She was among four William Woods University students who participated in the competition in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 20-25. They qualified by winning first or second in the tri-state competition in February.
Other WWU students who competed were Bridgette Doig, Escondido, Calif.; Elizabeth Thomas, South Amherst, Ohio, entrepreneurship; and Olivia Koselansky, Sterling Heights, Mich., sales.
DECA is an international organization that prepares both high school and college students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community-oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
A student-driven organization, Collegiate DECA values leadership, innovation, integrity and teamwork. It prepares students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences.
William Woods University received some unexpected recognition at the Collegiate DECA International Conference: the cover of the program featured two WWU alumni, Jake McDaniel and Ben Lifritz.
Linda Duke, WWU assistant professor of marketing and business and the group's adviser, was pleased with what the students achieved.
"It is quite an accomplishment just to make it to this level and I am extremely proud of all four of these students."
Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, said, "Proud is an understatement!! Congratulations to you guys, and a heartfelt thanks to the faculty who helped you achieve this success."
Katie Gannon, who placed in the top 10 internationally for website design at the recent Collegiate DECA International Competition.