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Northwood University’s BPA Program Competes Nationally

May 8, 2019

Northwood University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) team wrapped up an outstanding season with national accolades at the BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, California.

 “We are proud of the accomplishments of this year’s BPA team. By competing at the state level, 22 Northwood students qualified for the national competition. Out of the 22 students that qualified, 18 were able to participate, and 13 earned awards for their performances at NLC” said Julie Adamczyk, Northwood’s BPA advisor and executive director of alumni relations. “Northwood was lucky to have Randall Madison, who recently completed his term as a member of the BPA State Executive Council. He was a perfect representation of Northwood and highlighted the university as one of the best business schools in the country.”

 Top finishers include:

  • 1st Place – Tristan Korzelius – Entrepreneurship

  • 1st Place – Jon Perrault – Presentation Management – Individual

  • 2nd Place – David Burkhardt – Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

  • 2nd Place – Samantha Handley – Ethics and Professionalism

  • 2nd Place – Jon Perrault – Graphic Design Promotion

  • 2nd Place – Jon Perrault – Fundamental Desktop Publishing

  • 3rd Place – Samantha Handley – Interview Skills

  • 3rd Place – Katie Keith – Fundamental Desktop Publishing

 Along with our top placed finalists, we had many students ranked top ten nationally including Morgan Bolinger, Jordan McCallister, Austin Ashley, Kyle Sparks, Olivia Walters, Dylan Hughes, Hailey Hochstetler and Chloe Ward.

 The annual conference hosted more than 5,500 students from across the United States. BPA is an organization for high school and collegiate students pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration and other related career fields with 45,000 members in over 1,800 chapters across 25 states and Puerto Rico.A full list of competition results can be found at

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