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Husky DECA medals at state

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Husky DECA state medalists

Husky DECA state medalists from left are Chad Robinson, Aaron Stanga, Kelsey Jones and Mo Osable. Not pictured is medalist Alexa Dieterichs.

Husky DECA state medalists Collegiate DECA prepares students for careers by integrating classroom skills with real-world experiences 

Every St. Cloud State team member finished in the top three at the Minnesota Collegiate DECA career development competition Feb. 25-26 in Mankato.

  • Chad Robinson (St. Cloud) and Aaron Stanga (Excelsior) earned first and third, respectively, in accounting and teamed to take second in sports and entertainment marketing.
  • Kelsey Jones (Sartell) was first in human resources management.
  • Alexa Dieterichs (Ramsey) won second in advertising campaign. 
  • Mo Osable (St. Cloud), vice-president elect of Minnesota Collegiate DECA, teamed with Robinson and Stanga to take second in finance academy challenge. 

All are slated to compete in the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference April 23-26 in Washington, D.C.. Craig H. Wilson, assistant professor of accounting, was recognized as the state's top chapter advisor.  

Minnesota Collegiate DECA has more than 40 chapters statewide.

Collegiate DECA prepares students for careers by integrating classroom skills with real-world experiences. The student-driven organization puts an entrepreneurial focus on five academic areas:

  • Marketing and sales
  • Arts, communications and technology 
  • Business management and administration
  • Finance and accounting
  • Hospitality and tourism

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