Northwood Collegiate DECA Students Win at State Competition, Five Qualify for International Competition in April

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Five Advance after the Collegiate DECA State Career and Development Conference in Battle Creek February 8-10
(l to r): Marina Resto, Megan Goucher, Christopher Borgman, Nickolas Richmond and Carter Brochu

(l to r): Marina Resto, Megan Goucher, Christopher Borgman, Nickolas Richmond and Carter Brochu

February 22, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Following their team’s success at the Collegiate DECA State Career and Development Conference in Battle Creek February 8-10, five Northwood University students will go on to compete at the International Career and Development Conference April 17-20 in Anaheim, California.

Christopher Borgman, a freshman from Commerce Township was a finalist in both Banking Financial Service and Ethics; Carter Brochu, a sophomore from Grand Blanc, was a finalist in Entrepreneurship; Megan Goucher, a junior from Midland, was a finalist in Sales Manager Meeting; Marina Resto, a senior from Wyandotte, placed third in Marketing Management; and Nickolas Richmond, a junior from Midland, qualified in Banking Financial Services.

An estimated 160 students participated in this year’s state competition representing a wide variety of schools from around the state and the Midwest including: Davenport University-Grand Rapids, Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kettering University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Michigan and Valparaiso University.

Elmer Tofteland, associate professor of accounting and the advisor to the Northwood University Collegiate DECA chapter, commented, “I am proud of the students who participated and qualified to represent Northwood University at the International Career and Development Conference in April.”

Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

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