DCTC Students Excel at 2017 BPA SLC

DCTC BPA Students at 2017 SLC

Twelve students advance to BPA NLC in Orlando

Students representing Dakota County Technical College did exceptionally well in the 2017 Business Professionals of America (BPA) College Division State Leadership Conference (SLC) competitions held Feb. 24–25 at the college’s main campus in Rosemount, Minnesota. Twelve students advanced to the BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Orlando, Florida, May 10–14, 2017, at the Swan–Dolphin Hotels. The theme of this year’s national conference is “Spread Your Wings.”

DCTC BPA students joined more than 130 other conference delegates from across Minnesota to participate in general sessions and competitive events. The students were accompanied by their BPA faculty co-advisors, Marie Saunders and Lyle Stelter, both accounting instructors at the college.

“We are so proud of our DCTC students and the leadership they bring to the state and national officer teams,” said Stelter, who has been involved in BPA for 25 years. “A number of our winners, including Marta Roth, Kevin Day, Cheryl Brogger, Dan Nguyen and Ryan Monio, were top ten finishers at the 2016 NLC in Boston, Massachusetts. Marta’s twin brother, Shelby, took part in the SLC this year and has advanced to the 2017 NLC.”

Minnesota students attending the NLC in Orlando will stay at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel. The conference presents opportunities for students to become more involved in BPA through a number of activities, including:

  • BPA_3Participating in educational seminars and workshops
  • Listening to nationally prominent speakers
  • Electing student officers
  • Competing in a variety of workplace skills assessments
  • Making recommendations regarding association policies
  • Taking part in general assemblies designed to conduct association business
  • Transacting association business

About BPA…

Business Professionals of America is a national organization for high school, college and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. The organization’s activities and programs complement BPAclassroom instruction by giving students practical experience through application of the skills learned at school. Business Professionals of America acts as a cohesive agent in the nationwide networking of education and business and industry. BPA is contributing to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.

DCTC BPA competitors

College Accounting: 3rd – Viktor Goncharenko*
Advanced Accounting: 3rd – Marta Roth*
College Payroll Accounting: 6th – Viktor Goncharenko
Managerial Accounting: 3rd – Marta Roth*
Banking and Finance: 2nd – Marta Roth* | 9th – Viktor Goncharenko
Personal Financial Management: 1st – Marta Roth* | 5th – Viktor Goncharenko*
Financial Math and Analysis–Open: 4th – Marta Roth
Accounting Mathematics Concepts: 2nd – Marta Roth
Fundamental Word Processing: 5th – Susan Garcia* | 8th – Katelyn Blesi | 9th – Wendy Bahr
Advanced Word Processing: 6th – Cheryl Brogger
Integrated Office Applications: 3rd – Cheryl Brogger*
Basic Office Systems & Procedures: 3rd – Susan Garcia* | 5th – Wendy Bahr*
Advanced Office Systems & Procedures: 3rd – Cheryl Brogger*
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications: 2nd – Cheryl Brogger*
Administrative Support Team: 3rd – Cheryl Brogger, Susan Garcia, Marta Roth | 5th – Katelyn Blesi, Viktor Goncharenko
ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding: 2nd – Wendy Bahr*
Medical Office Procedures: 8th – Cheryl Brogger
Administrative Support Concepts–Open: 6th – Cheryl Brogger
Business Law & Ethics: 1st – Marta Roth*
Computer Network Technology: 1st – Dan Nguyen* | 2nd – Shelby Roth* | 5th – Kevin Day* | 7th – Ryan Monio
PC Servicing and Troubleshooting: 1st – Shelby Roth* | 6th – Dan Nguyen | 8th – Ryan Monio
Network Administration Using Microsoft: 1st – Kevin Day* | 2nd – Shelby Roth* | 4th – Dan Nguyen*
Systems Administration Using Cisco: 1st – Shelby Roth* | 2nd – Dan Nguyen* | 7th – Kevin Day | 9th – Ryan Monio
Computer Security: 1st – Dan Nguyen* | 2nd – Ryan Monio* | 7th – Kevin Day
Network Design Team: 1st – Dan Nguyen, Kevin Day, Ryan Monio, Shelby Roth*
Visual Basic/C# Programming: 1st – Anthony House* | 2nd – Kevin Day*
C++ Programming: 1st – Kevin Day*
Java Programming: 2nd – Anthony House* | 3rd – Kevin Day*
SQL Database Fundamentals: 1st – Anthony House*
Computer Programming Concepts–Open: 1st – Kevin Day | 2nd – Anthony House
Information Technology Concepts–Open: 1st Anthony House | 2nd – Shelby Roth | 3rd – Kevin Day | 4th – Dan Nguyen
Fundamentals of Web Design: 1st – Anthony House*
Interview Skills: 2nd – Susan Garcia*
Advanced Interview Skills: 3rd – Cheryl Brogger*
Contemporary Issues: 3rd – Susan Garcia* | 7th – Vikto Goncharenko | 8th – Dan Nguyen | 9th – Katelyn Blesi
Ethics and Professionalism: 1st – Ayuba Dansoho* | 3rd – Dan Nguyen*
Prepared Speech: 3rd – Susan Garcia* | 7th – Kevin Day | 8th – Ayuba Dansoho
Business Meeting Management–Open: 1st – Marta Roth | 3rd – Wendy Bahr | 8th – Dan Nguyen
Management, Marketing, Human Resources–Open: 1st – Marta Roth | 4th – Katelyn Blesi
Parliamentary Procedure Concepts–Open: 9th – Cheryl Brogger | 10th – Susan Garcia
Project Management Concepts–Open: 1st – Marta Roth | 2nd – Anthony House | 3rd – Kevin Day | 9th – Katelyn Blesi | 10th – Dan Nguyen
Statesman Torch Award: Marta Roth

* Qualified to compete at the BPA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, May 2017

To learn more about BPA at DCTC, contact:

Lyle Stelter
Accounting Instructor
BPA Faculty Co-Advisor

Marie Saunders
Accounting Instructor
BPA Faculty Co-Advisor