Northwood Florida's DECA Students Earn Record Awards

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Pictured in the photo are Back Row (L-R):  Danielle Miller, Ashley Etienne, Daniel Tellez, Adam Chester, Carlos Fourzan, George Wellmer, Margie Rodriquez, Michelle Ray
Front Row (L-R): Jordan Altman, Robert Sundwick, Danielle Stewart

Pictured in the photo are Back Row (L-R): Danielle Miller, Ashley Etienne, Daniel Tellez, Adam Chester, Carlos Fourzan, George Wellmer, Margie Rodriquez, Michelle Ray Front Row (L-R): Jordan Altman, Robert Sundwick, Danielle Stewart

The group also represented the largest population increase of club membership at the Florida state competition.

Northwood's Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students earned a record number of awards at this year's Florida State competitions in Orlando, Florida and are now looking forward to competing nationally.

"I'm thankful for the efforts of President Jordan Altman and the other officers, as the Northwood University Florida DECA group represented the largest population increase of club membership, and I couldn't be more proud of their efforts as they've utilized their competition experiences to represent Northwood University in a manner which has made us very proud," said Professor Robert Sundwick, Associate Professor of Management, and Chair of Northwood of Florida's Aftermarket Management and Entrepreneurship departments. "Through hard work and dedication, all of our students have qualified to compete at the international competition. This has been an amazing experience, and I know the students are looking forward to further demonstrating their knowledge and presentation skills," he said.

The group included Jordan Altman, Margie Rodriguez, Danielle Miller, Danielle Stewart, Michelle Ray, George Wellmer, Ashley Etienne, Daniel Tellez, Carlos Fourzan, and Adam Chester. They competed in a variety of categories such as Marketing Management, Accounting Principles, Business Ethics, International Business, Retail Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, and more.

With over a 60 year history, DECA has touched the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

Professor Sundwick will travel to Anaheim, California in April with Danielle Miller, Danielle Stewart, Margie Rodriguez, and George Wellmer, the four first place winners, and President Jordan Altman and Vice President Daniel Tellez, also a second place winner. Double second place winner in Marketing Management and Fashion Merchandising, Michelle Ray, will also be competing in Anaheim.

Florida state competition winners include:

Danielle Stewart
First Place: Advertising Campaign
Top Ten: Restaurant and Food Service Management

Jordan Altman
Top Ten: Retail Management
Top Ten: Marketing/Management

Margie Rodriguez
First Place: Marketing/Management
First: International Marketing (Team event with George Wellmer)

George Wellmer
First Place: International Marketing (Team event with Margie Rodriguez)
Top Ten: Marketing/Management

Michelle Ray
Second Place: Fashion Merchandising and Marketing
Second Place: Marketing/Management

Daniel Tellez
Second Place: Hotel and Lodging
Top Ten: Human Resource Management

Carlos Fourzan
Top Ten: Accounting
Top Ten: Business Ethics (Team event with Danielle Miller)

Danielle Miller
First Place: Accounting
Top Ten: Business Ethics (Team event with Carlos Fourzan)

Ashley Etienne
Third Place: Accounting

Adam Chester
Top Ten: Retail Management
Top Ten: Sales Management Meeting

Pictured in the photo are Back Row (L-R). Danielle Miller, Ashley Etienne, Daniel Tellez, Adam Chester, Carlos Fourzan, George Wellmer, Margie Rodriquez, Michelle Ray
Front Row (L-R): Jordan Altman, Robert Sundwick, Danielle Stewart