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Northwood University’s BPA Team Qualifies 22 Members for National Competition

February 16, 2016

The Northwood University Business Professionals of America (BPA) team recently competed in the BPA State Conference in Grand Rapids, MI at Davenport University on February 13, 2016.  As a result of strong all-around performances, The Northwood team had over one third of their team qualify for the BPA Nationals competition with 22 of the 60 members set to make the trip to Boston, MA this coming May.Advised by Professor David Sanford and Julie Endres-Felske, the squad competed in a multitude of categories, earning 27 “top three” finishes.  This is an impressive feat, considering the stiff competition against the likes of Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Adrian College, Davenport University, Baker College, and Montcalm CC.

Listed below are Northwood University’s National Qualifiers and their respective placements which earned them this honor.2016 pic

  • Andrew Ager – 1st Place Entrepreneurship
  • Scott Loughlin – 1st Place Managerial Accounting
  • Blake Allen – 1st Place Banking & Finance
  • Renee Thompson – 1st Place Personal Finance Management
  • Hayley Chartier – 1st Place Advanced Interview Skills
  • Kennedy Shea – 1st Place Prepared Speech & 3rd Place Advanced Interview Skills
  • Morgan Stoewsand-Kryscio – 1st Place Fundamental Desktop Publishing & 1st Place Business Meeting Management Concepts
  • Shelby Shafer – 1st Place Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications
  • Alicia Boulier – 1st Place Management/Marketing/Human Resources Concepts


  • Jacob Taylor – 2nd Place Banking & Finance & 2nd Place Legal Office Procedures
  • Katie Klender – 2nd Place Advanced Word Processing
  • Renee Thompson – 2nd Place Advance Spreadsheet Applications & 3rd Place Management/Marketing/Human Resources Concepts
  • Mckenzie Lee – 2nd Place Personal Financial Management
  • Matt Schnurr – 2nd Place Presentation Management Individual
  • Adam Stowe/Andrew Ager – 2nd Place Presentation Management Team
  • Blake Allen/Scott Loughlin/Matt Schnurr – 2nd Place Small Business Management Team
  • Alyssa Holt – 2nd Place Fundamental Word Processing
  • Kristy Godley – 2nd Place Management/Marketing/Human Resources Concepts & 2nd Place College Payroll Accounting


  • Shelby Slazakowski – 3rd Place Personal Financial Management
  • Josh Elliott – 3rd Place Database Applications
  • Taylor Bovee – 3rd Place Advanced Office Systems & Procedures
  • Kevin Schaub – 3rd Place Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

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