CCOB has more top-3 placers than ever in fall DECA

GCU News Bureau

The growth of Grand Canyon University’s participation and achievements in the Collegiate DECA Fall Leadership Conference is illustrated by a sweet number — 16.

In 2015, the Colangelo College of Business had 16 entrants in the conference, up from 10 the year before. This year, GCU had 16 students who placed in the top three in their respective categories out of the 24 who took part.

Founded in 1946, DECA prepares students to become leaders and entrepreneurs. It has more than 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

Eight colleges and universities sent 106 students to the recent conference at GCU. Two GCU representatives, Sabrina Cross and Judith St Hilaire, won their categories. Here’s the complete list of GCU’s top-three finishers:

Accounting: Cameron White, 2nd place

Business ethics: Chris Hidalgo and Ashley Kellock, 3rd place

Entrepreneurship: Jacqueline Briseno, Yasmin Lopez and Linette Fonseca, 2nd place

Event planning: McKenzie Shaver and Spencer Heber, 2nd place

Fashion & Merchandise Marketing: Cross, 1st place, and Sarah Johnson, 3rd place

Hotel & Lodging: St Hilaire, 1st place, and Whitney Rossi, 3rd place

Human resources: Bre Dresser, 3rd place

Marketing management: Stephanie Dominguez, 3rd place

Sports & Entertainment Marketing: Chase Broz and Craig Langille, 3rd place

There are 35 paid members of Collegiate DECA at GCU, and they have two faculty advisers.

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