Northwood University DECA Students Compete in International Competition

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Northwood competed with over 1,000 college and university students throughout the United States, Guam, Canada and Puerto Rico.
(l-r): Nickolas Richmond, Professor Elmer Toftleland, Megan Goucher, Christopher Borgman, Carter Brochu and Marina Resto.

(l-r): Nickolas Richmond, Professor Elmer Toftleland, Megan Goucher, Christopher Borgman, Carter Brochu and Marina Resto.

April 26, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Five Northwood University students competed in the Collegiate DECA International Career and Development Conference and Competition held in Anaheim, California, between April 17-21, 2013. Northwood competed with over 1,000 college and university students throughout the United States, Guam, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The students who competed in international competition were: Christopher Borgman, a freshman from Commerce Township, Banking Financial Service; Carter Brochu, a sophomore from Grand Blanc, Entrepreneurship; Megan Goucher, a junior from Midland, Sales Manager Meeting; Marina Resto, a senior from Wyandotte, Marketing Management; and Nickolas Richmond, a junior from Midland, Banking Financial Services.

Two students, Christopher Borgman and Nickolas Richmond, placed as finalists in the preliminary competition and qualified to compete in the final round. Both were finalists in the last round but did not place.

Elmer Tofteland, associate professor of accounting at Northwood and Collegiate DECA advisor for the University, said, “I am proud of the students who participated in the Collegiate DECA International Career and Development Conference. They excelled in this international competition, gaining a wealth of unique and hands-on experience that will greatly benefit them in the future.”

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 online. 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 (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.