Northwood University Students Place at BPA National Leadership Conference

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Northwood competed against nearly 5,000 students from 25 states and 92 universities.
Northwood University BPA students.

Northwood University BPA students.

May 17, 2013

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University Business Professionals of America (BPA) students competed at the National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, FL, on May 8-12, 2013.

Northwood competed against nearly 5,000 students from 25 states and 92 universities. Northwood’s BPA group sent 15 students to this national competition.

2013 BPA State Leadership Conference Winners:

Advanced Interview SkillsChelsea Shartle, a junior from Adrian—3rd place
Business Meeting Management-Mallory Condon, a sophomore from Hillsdale-6th place
Database ApplicationJoshua Elliott, a freshman from Sault Ste. Marie–3rd place
Financial Math and AnalysisMichael  Moore, a junior from Lapeer–8th place; Robert Hellebuyck, a junior from Allenton–29th place
Fundamental Spreadsheet ApplicationsKevin Schaub, a freshman from Suttons Bay–1st place; Terrence Green, a sophomore from Hesperia–4th place
Global Marketing TeamHaley Chartier, a freshman from Macomb; Robin Bliss, a freshman from Macomb–Group 3rd place
Insurance Concepts (Open)Kenneth Przekara, a sophomore from Clinton Township–31st place
Legal Office ProceduresEmily Bryant, a junior from Shepherd–6th place

Additional Northwood Competitors:

College AccountingTyler Harris, a freshman from Sebewaing; Chessie Murringer, a senior from Marquette
Managerial AccountingChessie Murringer
Small Business Management TeamNick Kauffman, a freshman from Hemlock; Travis Richard, a sophomore from Freeland

Julie Felske, executive director of Alumni Relations, and Professor David Sanford are advisors to the group.


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.