Congratulations to the newly-elected 2020-2021 DECA Executive Officer Team! The team is excited to represent DECA members around the globe and take our organization to the next level.
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.
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.
Twenty-four DECA members are the recipients of over $4.2 million in scholarships from the Army ROTC.
Congratulations to several outstanding National Advisory Board partners for reaching new milestones of service to DECA.
Join DECA members around the world for an exclusive for DECA, live concert featuring Jerry Jacobs and his band. Watch live during #DECAICDC Week.
Learn what it takes to become a successful business professional from a roundtable of accomplished executives in each of these career areas. Watch now.
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.
Do you want to take your DECA experience to the next level? Here's your chance to find out how! Watch live during #DECAICDC Week.
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 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.
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.
#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.
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.
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…
If there’s one thing that’s true about DECA members, it’s our ability to surprise you. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, we find a way to break through to the NEXT LEVEL.
DECA is excited to announce the winners of the AT&T Later Haters Chartered Association Challenge who helped DECA collect a total of 17,243 pledges.
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.
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.
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.
DECA is proud to announce the chapters, associations and individuals who have earned high honors for serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni and business partners.
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.
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.
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 Inc. congratulates two recipients of the DECA Inc. Outstanding Service Award, one of DECA’s most prestigious recognitions - Karen Brettingen from Minnesota and Linda Smith of Georgia.
The DECA Inc. Chairman’s Award recognizes the outgoing chairman of DECA’s National Advisory Board (NAB). An individual eligible for this award is the outgoing NAB chairman who has supported DECA at the international level in a significant way for a…
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 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.
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…
Congratulations to the 2019-2020 recipients of DECA's Emerging Leader Honor Award recognizing members who have been involved at the local, chartered association and DECA Inc. levels.
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.
DECA congratulates finalist teams in the second round of the 2019-2020 Virtual Business Challenge (VBC). They have earned the opportunity to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) this spring in Nashville, Tennessee.
Congratulations to the DECA School-based Enterprises (SBEs) that earned a 2020 Chapter Certification! The SBE Chapter Certification program continues to grow each year. This year the project experienced an 8% increase in participation with 560 entries received.
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 Inc. is pleased to announce the 2020 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) qualifiers in the 2019-2020 DECA Stock Market Game, administered by the SIFMA Foundation.
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 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: www.united.com/meetingtravel.…
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…
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…
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…