BC students earn first-place honors at DECA event

Posted by on November 14, 2011

MSB-BC students Josh Voight (left) and Eric Grandsberry (right) show their first-place certificate with BC DECA supervisor Rafael Quintero (center).

Brooklyn Center students Eric Grandsberry and Josh Voight earned first-place accolades in the business ethics event at the first annual Elk River DECA Invitational Nov. 11, held at the Minnesota School of Business-Elk River campus.

The day-long competition featured DECA representatives from MSB-Rochester, MSB-St. Cloud, Globe University-LaCrosse, Globe University-East Madison and all of the Twin Cities metro MSB campuses.

The invitational consisted of eight different events, including two team competitions in business ethics and business to business marketing. Students who were judged by a panel of business owners and leaders in each category.

In the business ethics event, Grandsberry and Voight were given a topic to prepare a case study on without prior knowledge of what it would be. Next, the duo was allowed one hour to prepare and makes notes for a 15-minute presentation to the panel of judges. In addition, they had to defend their presentation during a 15-minute question-and-answer session.

“I am very proud of Josh and Eric for all of the preperation they put in prior to this event,” said MSB-BC DECA advisor and accounting program chair Rafael Quintero. “I’m looking forward to seeing more students joining and being active in our campus DECA club.”

Both Grandsberry and Voight are in MSB’s business management program.

The next DECA competition for MSB-BC’s students takes place Jan. 19 at St. Cloud Technical and Community College.

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