Four Chaplin School students made it to the finals at the 2016 DECA State Career Development Conference held in Orlando, Florida. Collegiate DECA prepares student members for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, management, and entrepreneurship. At this year’s conference, students engaged in rich professional development programs and competitions in the areas of marketing management, human resource management, and travel and tourism. The event ended with the presentation of awards to students and staff where the Chaplin School received the following recognition:

  • Kimberly Rivera, Outgoing State President, First Place (Marketing Management) and First Place (Travel and Tourism)
  • James Unsell, Third Place (Human Resource Management)
  • John Simpson, State Finalist (Travel and Tourism)
  • Heissel Mayorga,  State Finalist  (Travel and Tourism)

In addition, the Chaplin School’s Professor Oren Hertz received Overall State Advisor of the Year and academic advisor Nico Rose was presented with the New Advisor of the Year Award.

Collegiate DECA has over 15,000 members across 275 college and university campuses in the U.S.

Photo (left to right): John Simpson, Heissel Mayorga, James Unsell, and Nico Rose