BPA Hits the Road for National Conference

BPA Hits the Road

Twelve students bring home 14 awards

Composed of accounting, office careers, business management, and information technology students, the 2011–2012 Business Professionals of America student chapter at Dakota County Technical College turned in banner performances in BPA competitions at both the state and national levels. Twelve members of the DCTC chapter competed in the state leadership competition in February 2012, placing in 40 contests.

Every student who placed went on to compete in the BPA 2012 National Leadership Conference in Chicago, Ill., last April. Students traveled to the conference by train and stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago.  They took part in several competitions, including accounting concepts, computer programming, document formatting, job interviews, presentation management and financial analysis teams, bringing home 14 awards.

Lyle Stelter, DCTC accounting instructor and BPA advisor, takes great pride in the work and dedication shown by his BPA students.  “I am honored to be a part of teaching process that leads these outstanding students to their respective career fields,” Stelter said. Stelter went on to say that all students enrolled at DCTC can be members of the Business Professional of America.

DCTC BPA Chapter Winners at the BPA National Leadership Conference
Chicago, Ill. | April 25 – 28, 2012

  • Fundamental Accounting
    • Christie Graves | 6th Place
  • Computer Network Technology
    • Noah Price | 9th Place
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Tracy Adamson | 2nd Place
  • Advanced Accounting
    • Phil Weix | 2nd Place
  • Fundamental Word Processing
    • Avgust Evseev | 8th Place
  • Cisco Systems Administration
    • Noah Price | 10th Place
  • Managerial Accounting
    • Phil Weix | 1st Place
    • Steve Rasmussen | 9th Place
  • Human Resource Management
    • Lina Bajiba | 9th Place
  • Financial Analyst Team
    • Christie Graves, Jan Mayhew, Phil Weix | 6th Place
  • Financial Math and Analysis
    • Phil Weix | 3rd Place
  • Presentation Management Team
    • Tracy Adamson, Jennifer Davis, Steve Rasmussen | 4th Place
  • Insurance Concepts
    • Steve Rasmussen | 1st Place
    • Jan Mayhew | 2nd Place
(left to right) Noah Price, Steve Rasmussen, Neil Klein, Avgust Evseev, Lina Bajiba, Mitch,  Jennifer, Tracy Adamson, Jan Mayhew, Christie Graves, Phil Weix


About BPA

Business Professionals of America is the leading Career Technical Student Organization, or CTSO, for students pursuing careers in accounting, business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields.

BPA has more than 51,000 members in more than 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Available online, resources and materials are designed for customization to a school’s program.

To learn more about Business Professionals of America at DCTC, contact:
  • Lyle Stelter
    Accounting Instructor | BPA Advisor