May 3, 2012
MIDLAND, MI – The Northwood Business Professionals of America (BPA) group attended the BPA National Conference/Competition on April 24-28 in Chicago, IL. Only those students who qualify at the BPA state competitions are allowed to participate in nationals. Northwood had 33 students qualify for nationals by placing at the state competition held in February. Eleven Northwood students who qualified were able to attend nationals this past week and four students placed high in their respective competitions.
There were approximately 5,000 students (1,000 in post-secondary division) who participated in the BPA National Conference. Other local universities participating were Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Montcalm Community College. There were students representing colleges from 18 additional states as well.
Julie Felske, executive director of Alumni Relations, and Professor David Sanford are advisors to the group.
2012 BPA National Competition Winners:
Corianne Barnes, a sophomore from Rochester Hills–2nd Place–Fundamentals of Spreadsheet Applications
Sydni Rondeau, a junior from Detroit–2nd Place–Fundamental Word Processing Skills
Jessica Warner, a sophomore from Mt. Pleasant–5th Place–Legal Office Procedures
Terrence Green, a freshman from Hesperia, MI–4th Place–Fundamentals of Spreadsheet Applications
Corianne Barnes and Jessica Warner are both in the top 10%–Administrative Support Concepts (out 190 participants)
Additional Northwood participants were: Angela Cook, a senior from Detroit; Amanda Matelonek, a junior from Warren; Hilary Coleman, a junior from Breckenridge; Michael Bouchey II, a freshman from Sumner; Mark Kloet, a senior from Byron Center; Chessie Murringer, a junior from Marquette; Mallory Condon, a sophomore from Hillsdale.
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