Northwood University Business Professionals of America (BPA) students competed at the State Leadership Conference held in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 8, 2014, with 25 qualifying for nationals. Nationals will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 30-May 4, 2014.
Northwood competed against students from Michigan universities such as Davenport University, Northern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College, Michigan Technological University and Montcalm Community College. Northwood’s BPA group received a total of 37 awards.
2014 BPA State Leadership Conference Winners:
Advanced Interview Skills–Chloe Kinsey, a sophomore from La Salle—1st place
Advanced Office Systems and Procedures– Chelsea Eisen, a senior from Zeeland– 3rd Place
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications–Chelsea Eisen–3rd place; Matthew Feldpausch, a senior from Hastings–5th place; Kevin Schaub, a sophomore from Suttons Bay—1st place
Advanced Word Processing—Allison Gustafson, a junior from Clinton Township —3rd place
Banking & Finance–Matthew Feldpausch–4th place; McKenzie Lee, a sophomore from Kawkawlin–5th place
Basic Office Systems and Procedures—Taylor Bovee, a freshman from Ithaca—1st place; Troy Chinoski, a junior from Macomb—2nd place
College Accounting–Mackenzie Gimpel, a freshman from Dafter–3rd place; Renee Thompson, a freshman from Beaverton–1st place
Computer Security–Robin Bliss, a sophomore from Macomb–5th place; Hayley Chartier, a sophomore from Macomb—2nd place
Database Application–Joshua Elliott, a sophomore from Sault Ste. Marie–1st place
Digital Media production–Paul Evans, a freshman from Lenox–2nd place
Ethics and Professionalism—Troy Chinoski—2nd place
Financial Match and Analysis–McKenzie Lee–3rd place
Fundamental Desktop Publishing–Haley Koehler, a sophomore from Chesterfield–1st place; Morgan Stoewsand-Kryscio, a freshman from Mt. Pleasant—2nd place
Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications–Taylor Bovee–3rd place; Alyssa Holt, a freshman from Sault Ste. Marie–2nd place
Fundamental Word Processing Skills–Robin Bliss–3rd place; Mackenzie Gimpel–2nd place
Graphic Design Promotion–Haley Koehler–3rd place
Human Resource Management–Thomas Rowley, a junior from Farwell–3rd place
Insurance Concepts (Open)–Nicholas Schummer, a senior from Ortonville–2nd place
Integrated Office Applications–Laura DuBay, a senior from Clinton Township–2nd place
Interview Skills—Hayley Chartier—2nd place; Andres Franco, a senior from Dallas, Texas—3rd place
Keyboarding Production–Emily Bryant, a senior from Shepherd–3rd place; Kenny Lovelady, a freshman from Kenneth Shelby Township–1st place
Legal Office Procedures–Emily Bryant–4th place; Joshua Elliott–3rd place
Small Business Management Team–Nick Kwasiborski, a senior from Ortonville; Nicholas Schummer; Shaun O’Brien, a senior from Capac; Group 2nd place
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 seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, 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 China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.