BPA Students Excel at 2018 NLC

Heading for Dallas
Heading for Dallas

Students rack up 13 top three finishes at competitions in Dallas, Texas

Business Professionals of America (BPA) students from Dakota County Technical College, joined thousands of students from across the U.S. at the 2018 BPA National Leadership Conference (NLC) May 9–13 in Dallas, Texas.

BPA State Officers Marta Roth and Ryan Monio

BPA State Officers Marta Roth & Ryan Monio

“The theme for this year’s NLC was Dream Bigger,” said Marie Saunders, DCTC accounting faculty and BPA chapter advisor. “The conference provided four days of competitions, leadership development, workshops, National Officer Elections and tours. We stayed at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas.”

Marta Roth, 22, of Rosemount, Minnesota, placed first in four events, second in one and third in another (see below for details). Marta double-majored at DCTC, earning an A.S. in Business Administration and an A.A.S. in Accounting.

Kevin Day, Ryan Monio, Shelby Roth and Juan Vega took third place in Network Design Team; Kevin Day also took third in C++ Programming; Wendy Bahr took third in Parliamentary Procedure Concepts and Shelby Roth took third in PC Servicing and Troubleshooting.

BPA NLC 2018 conference objectives:

  • Participate in educational seminars and workshops.
  • Hear nationally prominent speakers.
  • Elect national student officers.
  • Participate in the Workplace Skills Assessment Program.
  • Participate in general assemblies designed to conduct the business of Business Professionals of America.
  • Transact business of the association.
  • Participate in leadership programs.

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DCTC BPA NLC student competitors

Administrative Support Concepts

Marta Roth – 3rd place

Advanced Office Systems and Procedures

Wendy Bahr – 7th place

Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

Marta Roth – 1st place

Banking and Finance

Marta Roth – 1st place

Business Meeting and Management Concepts

Marta Roth – 2nd place

C++ Programming

Kevin Day – 3rd place

College Accounting

Eric Skarman – 4th place

Computer Programming Concepts

Kevin Day – 10th place

Computer Security

Ryan Monio – 10th place

Financial Math and Analysis Concepts

Marta Roth – Top 10

IDC-10 Diagnostic Coding

Wendy Bahr – 7th place

Integrated Office Applications

Sarah Escamilla – 6th place

JAVA Programming

Kevin Day – 9th place

Legal Office Procedures

Sarah Escamilla – 6th place

Management/Marketing/HR Concepts

Marta Roth – 7th place
Eric Skarman – 8th place

Network Administration using Microsoft

Shelby Roth – 4th place

Network Design Team

Kevin Day, Ryan Monio, Shelby Roth, Juan Vega – 3rd place

Parliamentary Procedure Concepts

Wendy Bahr – 3rd place

PC Servicing and Troubleshooting

Shelby Roth – 3rd place
Ryan Monio – 8th place

Personal Financial Management

Marta Roth – 1st place

Project Management Concepts

Marta Roth – 1st place
Wendy Bahr – 5th place

To learn more about BPA at DCTC, contact:

Marie Saunders
Accounting Faculty
BPA Faculty Advisor

Candace Carlstrom
Administrative Technology Faculty
BPA Faculty Advisor

Dream Bigger opening ceremony

Dream Bigger opening ceremony