News Release

Published on Friday, June 23, 2006

Students from Western Technical College recently placed among the top three finishers at the Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Developmental Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Delta Epsilon Chi is the college division of the DECA organization, which boasts over 14,000 members from 200 two- and four-year colleges worldwide. The organization serves its membership through providing them with leadership and opportunities to stimulate and enhance their abilities to become the business leaders of the future. Delta Epsilon Chi’s annual competitive events revolve around role-play, real-life simulations, written reports, interviews and tests, after which student’s skills are highlighted and assessed by business professionals.

Local team members qualified for their events by winning in a state competition earlier this year. All events are judged by veterans in their respective professional field of expertise. The top members in each category of competition were presented with cash and/or scholarships from international corporations and organizations.

Mandi Householder, of Galesville, Wis., and Erin Kuphal, of La Crescent, Minn., earned first place honors in the team Business Ethics event. Valerie Hornung of Sauk City, Wis., placed third long with her team in the National Management Institute Team Event. Competing in the first year of a new event, Business Law, was the team of Jordan Linders of Onalaska, Wis. and Beth Meyer of Arcadia, Wis.; their team was scored third in the nation.

Seventeen Western students attended conference, as well as advisors Shelly Benson and Barb Ebner. Chapter member, Steve Wiklow, attended as an event assistant.

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