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Meet 4 DECA Alumni Who Have Maximized their Momentum

February 7, 2022

Over its more than 75-year history, DECA has prepared more than ten million members for college and career success. Here's how DECA shaped the career paths of four alumni and advice they wish to share with current members.

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Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzie Perez

February 7, 2022

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career-ready, but what does that mean? I had the opportunity to meet with alumna Mackenzie Perez and discuss how DECA prepared her for college success.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ramkishore Annachi

February 7, 2022

Ramki served as DECA’s Southern Region Vice President for the 2020-2021 academic year. He was an avid competitor from North Carolina who was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve at the chapter, association and executive levels of leadership.

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Utah Collegiate DECA Hosts Fall Leadership Conference

December 20, 2021

Utah Collegiate DECA members attended their association's annual Fall Leadership Conference in November. Here are three key takeaways that members gained by participating.

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Lyman Hall DECA Gets in the Spirit

December 9, 2021

Lyman Hall DECA got involved in the town's fiftieth anniversary powderpuff game by making and marketing spirit buttons for students, staff and community members.

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Naperville Central DECA Virtually Hosts Guest Speaker Jake Dunlap

December 9, 2021

Naperville Central DECA virtually hosted businessman and entrepreneur Jake Dunlap as he shared tips, tricks and experiences about the business world.

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UWEC DECA Hosts Halloween Social

December 4, 2021

On October 25, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire DECA hosted a Halloween social.

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Mayville State University DECA Finds Ways to Give Back During COVID-19

December 1, 2021

Mayville State University DECA finds ways to connect with the community through volunteering, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Minnesota DECA Is Back 2 Business

November 20, 2021

Minnesota DECA is "Back 2 Business" as they kicked off their first in-person conference at the beginning of November.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 DECA Pumpkin Contest

October 31, 2021

Congratulations to the winners of DECA's Annual Pumpkin Contest! This year's contest had an impressive ___+ submissions from members all across the DECA world. The selection process was not easy, but the members have voted and we are excited to announce the top three winners in each category!

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Missouri Governor Visits Saline County Career Center DECA

May 6, 2021

The DECA Experience. A nice reminder of why DECA has so many opportunities for students, even during a pandemic.

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Coral Glades DECA Benefits Good Karma Pet Rescue

February 26, 2021

Coral Glades DECA members hosted a donation drive to collect supplies for the animal rescue organization, Good Karma Pet Rescue.

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The Circle of DECA

January 9, 2021

As high school DECA members from different states, these alumni members never imagined they would come full circle to work for the same company, AT&T, and pass the baton by mentoring current high school DECA members.

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Minnesota State University-Moorhead DECA Hosts a Mock Competition

December 15, 2020

Trying to figure out how to run a successful mock competition? See how Minnesota State University-Moorhead DECA members made it possible.

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NDSCS Members Virtually Attend the Main Street Summit

December 4, 2020

The North Dakota State College of Science DECA chapter attended the virtual Main Street North Dakota Summit, with Governor Doug Burgum being one of the speakers. Here are the key takeaways from his message.

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Helping the Community in a Time of Need

November 16, 2020

Even with everything thrown our way in 2020, DECA's emerging leaders still find ways to support our communities!

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2020 DECA Pumpkin Contest Winners

November 2, 2020

Congratulations to the winners of DECA's Annual Pumpkin Contest! This year's contest had a record-shattering 530+ submissions from members all across the DECA world. The selection process was not easy, but the members have voted and we are excited to announce the top three winners in each category!

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Wisconsin DECA’s Trick-or-Can: A Behind the Scenes Interview

October 26, 2020

Nate Jacobs, DECA's Central Region Vice President, caught up with Sam Fischer from Wisconsin DECA about one of the association's most popular community service events—Trick-or-Can.

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Mountain View High School Virtual Recruitment

September 1, 2020

Like for many chapters, this year’s DECA kickoff meeting was unique for Mountain View High School in Georgia. Even though the meeting was held through Zoom, the chapter still found a way to make it one of their best meetings yet.

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Rocking Out for Competitive Success

April 11, 2020

UT Austin's Collegiate DECA chapter officers organized a case study competition prep meeting. The officers chose an Austin original for the case study content: Austin City Limits!

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A Week of Joy for a Lifetime of Hope

April 4, 2020

Detroit Catholic Central DECA is thrilled to have raised $18,065 - the most in the nation - benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), granting a week of joy to so many children.

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Chatham Charter DECA's 3 Keys to Membership Success

February 6, 2020

Chatham Charter, a high school of 200 students, has a DECA chapter with 60 paid members - over one-fourth of the student body! However, these astonishing numbers didn't happen on their own. I'm going to share with you our three main tactics for membership campaign success.