South Central College Students bring home a total of 85 “Top 10” finishes from State Competition

 24 Students Qualify for National Competition in May

 

(February 29, 2016) - Students from the South Central College (SCC) North Mankato and Faribault chapters of Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the 2016 State Leadership Conference February 18 - 21. Delegates from across the state participated in general sessions and competitive events, with a majority of the SCC students attending receiving one or more awards. 

The following SCC students placed in the Top 10 in their categories. Those placing in the top five in individual events or in the top two in team events are eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference May 5 - 9 in Boston, MA.


SCC Faribault Campus BPA Chapter Members with Top 10 Finishes and their Hometowns

Hamdi Abdi (from Faribault): Interview Skills 1st Place, Human Resources Management 1st Place, Administrative Support Team 3rd Place

Jacob Delesha (from Faribault): College Accounting 5th Place, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications 7th Place, Database Applications 6th Place, Administrative Support Team 3rd Place

Hannah Hackett (from Morristown): Advanced Interview Skills 1st Place, Intermediate Word Processing 3rd Place, Parliamentary Procedure Concepts 4th Place, Basic Office Systems and Procedures 6th Place, Business Meeting Management 6th Place, Management, Marketing and Human Resources 8th Place

Kaelen Kurtzweil (from Faribault): Administrative Support Team 3rd Place

Taylor Nordmeyer: (from Faribault) College Accounting 10th Place

Leila Parkos (from Faribault): Interview Skills 2nd Place, Administrative Support Team 3rd Place

 

SCC North Mankato Campus BPA Chapter Members with Top 10 Finishes and their Hometowns

Naomi Anywaush (from Granite Falls): Presentation Management Team 1st Place, Legal Office Procedures 2nd Place, Contemporary Issues 7th Place, Ethics and Professionalism 7th Place

Chandler Brown (from New Prague): Financial Analyst Team 1st Place, Banking and Finance 4th Place, Federal Income Tax Accounting 10th Place

Jerson Castro (from Madelia): Prepared Speech 6th Place

Mahad Dhiisow (from Mankato): Small Business Management Team 2nd Place

Morgan Edwards (from Waseca): Prepared Speech 4th Place

Ana Huerta (from Sleepy Eye): Ethics and Professionalism 2nd Place, Contemporary Issues 10th Place

Kassandra Juarez (from Blue Earth): College Accounting 3rd Place, Fundamental Word Processing 3rd Place, Database Applications 8th Place

Alison Miller (from Waseca): Fundamental Word Processing 5th Place

Jessica Mock (from North Mankato): College Accounting 1st Place, College Payroll Accounting 1st Place, Personal Financial Management 1st Place, Fundamental Word Processing 2nd Place, Keyboarding Speed 2nd Place, Federal Income Tax Accounting 3rd Place, Management, Marketing and Human Resources 3rd Place, Fundamental Spreadsheets 4th Place, Managerial Accounting 5th Place, Administrative Concepts 5th Place, Interview Skills 8th Place, Project Management Concepts 8th Place  

Amanda Mundt (from Madison Lake): Digital Publishing 1st Place, Trading Pin 2nd Place

Berlyn Olson (from Janesville): College Accounting 9th Place

Liban Omar (from St. Peter): Small Business Management Team 2nd Place, Parliamentary Procedures 9th Place

Austin Oropeza (from North Mankato): Video Production Team 1st Place

Nadezhda Pestova (from St. Peter): Managerial Accounting 2nd Place, Federal Income Tax Accounting 4th Place, Integrated Office Applications 6th Place, College Payroll Accounting 7th Place, Contemporary Issues 8th Place, Ethics and Professionalism 8th Place, Prepared Speech 9th Place

Julia Putz (from Ogilvie): Advanced Word Processing 4th Place

Tim Sargeant (from Mankato): Computer Network Technology 1st Place, PC Servicing and Troubleshooting 1st Place, Computer Security 2nd Place, Information Technology Concepts 2nd Place, System Administration-Cisco 2nd Place, Network Administration-Microsoft 3rd Place

Teighlor Schmuck (from North Mankato): Presentation Management Team 1st Place, Intermediate Word Processing 5th Place

Erin Schreiber (from Rochester): Financial Analyst Team 1st Place, Federal Income Tax Accounting 8th Place

Dan Smith (from North Mankato): Video Production Team 1st Place

Michelle Svoboda (from Lake Crystal): College Accounting 8th Place, Fundamental Spreadsheets 8th Place

Lisa Swenhaugen (from Currie): College Accounting 7th Place

Benjamin Vlasak (from Montgomery): Financial Analyst Team 1st Place, College Payroll Accounting 3rd Place, Advanced College Accounting 5th Place

Katrina Voda (from Madison Lake): Presentation Management Team 1st Place, Advanced Word Processing 3rd Place, Advanced Office Systems 4th Place, Database Applications 10th Place

Bryan Wheeler (from North Mankato): Federal Income Tax Accounting 7th Place, Personal Financial Management 10th Place

Matthew White (from Faribault): Small Business Management Team 2nd Place

Kootaws Yang (from New Brighton): Prepared Speech 3rd Place, Fundamental Word Processing 4th Place, Fundamentals of Web Design 8th Place

The South Central Colleges students who competed are in the following SCC programs: Accounting, Business Management, Computer Careers, Graphic Communications, Marketing Management, Multimedia Technology, Office Administration & Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for college, high school, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology.  The organization’s activities and programs complement classroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school.  Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nation-wide networking of education and business and industry.  BPA is contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

About South Central College

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC offers programs in Business, Arts and Communications, Advanced Manufacturing, Allied Health and Nursing, Agribusiness, Arts and Communications, Building and Design, Business, Transportation and Liberal Arts and Sciences. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. For more information visit www.southcentral.edu.

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