#DECAICDC News & Updates

DECA Executive Officer Runoff Election

Three executive officer candidates for the position of High School Division President will participate in a runoff election. Meet the candidates and learn more about the runoff election process.

Thank You to DECA's 2019-2020 Executive Officer Team!

From networking with DECA's top leaders at the Emerging Leader Summit in San Diego to hosting the Student Video Call Series and attending dozens of regional and association conferences, the 2019-2020 DECA Executive Officer Team has made a lasting impact on our organization. Watch their farewell videos now.

Livestream: Emerging Professional Conversations

Engage in a conversation with former DECA Inc. executive officers turned emerging professionals. Learn how they leveraged their DECA experience to earn success in college and their careers. Watch now.

Livestream: Leadership Lessons from Geekdom

Learn about the quirky subcultures and communities born out of the fixation of various interests, uncover the powerful success behaviors geeks exhibit, and find practical guidance as an emerging leader and how to tap into strengths in your teams. Watch now.

Meet DECA's 2020-2021 Executive Officer Candidates

Meet the candidates hoping to serve as the leaders of DECA’s High School Division for the 2020-2021 school year. You can learn more about the candidates by visiting DECA's Execute Officer Election Portal.

DECA Honors Advisors for 40-55 Years of Service

The DECA Inc. Years of Service Award is presented to individuals who have shown outstanding and continued service to the organization and its mission. Thank you to these long-time advisors who have reached new milestones of service to DECA's members.

Celebrate #DECAICDC Week

#DECAICDC Week is our chance to come together online and celebrate the accomplishments of DECA's members, chapters and advisors from all around the world. Starting Monday, April 27, each day will feature a unique social media challenge and recognition opportunities for DECA's top members and chapters.

DECA Virtual Backgrounds for Your Next Video Call

While members and advisors across the globe practice social distancing and conduct chapter meetings via video, you don't have to be apart from DECA! Now you can spread some virtual DECA love with virtual DECA Zoom backgrounds.

2019-2020 IMPACT Program Winners Announced

The 2019-2020 IMPACT Program awards were announced on April's #OneDECA call! This year, we saw your extraordinary accomplishments through a record high of 61 submissions! Congratulations to the following 18 Chartered Associations Officer Teams for submitting entries to showcase the…

Top 10 MDA Fundraising DECA Chapters

DECA and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are excited to announce this year's top 10 fundraising DECA chapters. To date, DECA members have raised both awareness and more than $5 million to help MDA fulfill their mission.

DECA Executive Officer Online Election Process

This year, all election activities will now be conducted virtually as a response to not holding DECA’s International Career Development Conference. Check out this year's election activity timeline.

DECA Bingo Challenge

Have you accepted the DECA Bingo Challenge? Use the digital bingo card to mark off the 24 deca-related tasks as you complete them, then tag @DECAInc in your Instagram story to share your progress.

Jacklyn J. Schiller Receives DECA Honorary Life Membership

Jacklyn J. Schiller has spent more than 30 years providing exemplary activities for career and technical students and educators through her leadership as the Minnesota DECA Chartered Association Advisor. She began her involvement with DECA as a collegiate member in 1982 and eventually served as the 1984-1985 National President for Delta Epsilon Chi.

Dr. Brenda Clark Awarded DECA Honorary Life Membership

A lifelong educator, Dr. Brenda Clark, EdD, began her service as a DECA advisor in 1982 and spent nearly 40 years serving as a marketing teacher, school-to-work coordinator, career and technical director, professional development director and an educational association executive.

DECA Recognizes Mary Peres with Honorary Life Membership

Mary Peres has provided nearly 40 years of dedicated service to DECA at all levels, from chapter advisor to DECA Inc. Board of Directors President. She has never missed a regional or international DECA conference since 1980 when she began as a Marketing Education Coordinator for Oceanside High School in New York.

DECA Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

DECA is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 scholarship recipients. Each year, DECA and its corporate partners award over $300,000 in scholarships to DECA members. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

DECA's Digital College + Company Fair

DECA is excited to share the lineup of virtual exhibitors. Whether you're searching for post-secondary opportunities, fundraising ideas, school-based enterprise resources, community service projects or professional connections, opportunities are waiting for you.

FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge 2020 Winners Announced

DECA Inc. and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) are excited to announce the winners of this year’s FIDM Challenge. The competition tasked students with presenting a new clothing, beauty, home, health, food or entertainment concept in a…

#LaterHaters Student Challenge 2020 Winners Announced

The winners of the AT&T Later Haters student challenge have been selected! This challenge, created by DECA Inc. and AT&T, was designed to promote and amplify the Later Haters movement. Students participating in the challenge completed tasks designed to raise awareness and prevent cyberbullying in participants’ respective schools and communities.

Fundraise Your Way to ICDC

Fundraising often gets a bad reputation for being too hard or not producing the desired outcome. However, by following the six keys to fundraising, you will soon find yourself with money to fund your chapter’s trip to Nashville.

DECA Idea Challenge 2019 Winning Teams Announced

DECA Inc. is excited to announce this year’s DECA Idea Challenge global winners! A premier event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), the DECA Idea Challenge dared elementary through university students to generate a new use for shoelaces in merely a week!…

DECA ICDC Discount Travel Information

DECA has arranged special considerations for airfare and rental cars for those attending: The Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, GA The High School DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, TN Air Travel Use the following website:…

2019-2020 Chapter Campaign Winners Announced

DECA members are starting 2020 off strong with an impressive number of chapters crushing their campaign goals. Congratulations to the chapters who took this year’s theme #HereWeGo by storm and participated in chapter campaigns! Below, you’ll find the lists of…

DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet Now Available

The 2020-2021 DECA Executive Officer Candidate Packet is now available. As our primary student brand ambassadors, DECA executive officers represent more than 220,000 student members to a variety of key stakeholders, including fellow members, advisors, education administrators, business partners, public…

Why Run for Executive Office?

Deciding to run for executive office was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made in my entire life. After having the opportunity to serve Washington DECA, I knew that there was so much more that I wanted to accomplish…


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