DECA team is all business in international competition, students place in Top Ten

Shoreline students competed at the 2017 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, CA April 18-22.

The Shoreline Community College DECA team has returned from the 2017 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) with three Top Ten finishers.

The conference was held in Anaheim, CA between April 18-22. Out of 19 Shoreline students competing, four earned a place in finals in Anaheim. The individuals and teams participating in this year’s conference had stiff competition from colleges across the U.S., Canada, and China.

Congratulations to the following students on their achievements:
Rachel Degginger  – Top 10 Finalist in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
Mahira Adipura and Ed Dilimulati – Top 10 Finalists in Entrepreneurship – Growing A Business
Evert Ableman – Finalist in Accounting

All 19 students are to be commended for their performance and hard work in past months. Faculty Advisors for DECA are Stephen McCloskey, Ailsa Kellam, Kyle Winslow, and Matt Lothyan.

“We have so enjoyed watching this group mature into competitors,” said Winslow. “All but three of our members were new to DECA when we started last fall, so their accomplishment in making it to this phase of competition is impressive.”

“We have a wonderfully diverse group of students who have gotten the opportunity to network with students from other colleges,” said Winslow. “Our hope is that our students will use the gracious professionalism they learn through DECA and at ICDC to help them in their future careers and in life.”

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. While many are familiar with DECA at the high school level, 15,000 Collegiate DECA members on college campuses around the world are preparing for careers in business. All Shoreline students are welcome to be involved in DECA regardless of major. The 2017-18 kick-off will take place in September right after the fall quarter begins.

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