DCTC Students Excel at BPA NLC

BPA students and faculty

Ten students break top 10 in 25 events at national competition

Students and faculty from Dakota County Technical College attended the 2017 Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference (NLC), “Spread Your Wings,” May 9–14 in Orlando, Florida, joining thousands of students from across the U.S. The DCTC students participated in a range of competitions, tours and workshops, showcasing their business acumen while developing their leadership skills.

Lyle Stelter and Marie Saunders, DCTC Accounting faculty and BPA co-advisors, attended the four-day conference with the college’s BPA student members. Lyle and Marie have years of experience guiding business, accounting and IT students who take advantage of membership in the national organization, which was formed in 1966 to produce “global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the middle, secondary and postsecondary levels.”

“We are so proud of the excellence and professionalism our students displayed as they competed at the BPA National Leadership Conference,” Lyle said. “Every student competing at the 51st annual event placed in the top ten. All ten students were called to the stage to accept their awards.”

“We are very proud of our students and happy to see another great year of their hard work pay off,” Marie added. “Stephanie Hunt, a former DCTC student and BPA member, was elected to the BPA National Officer Team at the conference. She is serving as secretary-treasurer, post-secondary division.”

About BPA

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

BPA has 45,000 members in more than 1,800 chapters in 25 states and Puerto Rico. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards. (read more…)

Courtesy of BPA

DCTC BPA NLC competitors

Network Design Team

1st place: Dan Nguyen, Kevin Day, Ryan Monio, Shelby Roth

Project Management Concepts-Open

1st place: Anthony House
2nd place: Marta Roth

Managerial Accounting

2nd place: Marta Roth

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts-Open

2nd place: Anthony House

Computer Security

2nd place: Dan Nguyen
9th place: Ryan Monio

Banking and Finance

3rd place: Marta Roth

Java Programming

3rd place: Anthony House
10th place: Kevin Day

Fundamentals of Web Design

3rd place: Anthony House

C++ Programming

4th place: Kevin Day

Information Technology Concepts-Open

4th place: Anthony House

Marta RothAmbassador Award
Marta Roth

$650 BPA Scholarship
Marta Roth

ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding

5th place: Wendy Bahr

Advanced Accounting

6th place: Marta Roth

PC Servicing and Troubleshooting

6th place: Shelby Roth

Accounting Mathematics Concepts

7th place: Marta Roth

Business Meeting Management-Open

7th place: Marta Roth

Management, Marketing, Human Resources-Open

7th place: Marta Roth

Visual Basic/C# Programming

8th place: Anthony House

College Accounting

9th place: Viktor Goncharenko

Computer Programming Concepts-Open

9th place: Kevin Day

Ethics and Professionalism

9th place: Ayuba Dansoho

Systems Administration Using Cisco

9th place: Shelby Roth
10th place: Dan Nguyen

College Payroll Accounting

10th place: Viktor Goncharenko

Financial Math and Analysis-Open

10th place: Marta Roth

Integrated Office Applications

10th place: Cheryl Brogger

Advanced Interview Skills

10th place: Cheryl Brogger

To learn more about BPA at DCTC, contact:

Lyle Stelter
Accounting Instructor
BPA Faculty Co-Advisor

Marie Saunders
Accounting Instructor
BPA Faculty Co-Advisor

DCTC BPA Students