Students + Alumni

#WhyDECA Member Showcase: Catelyn Tankersley

Meet Catelyn Tankersley from Colorado! “I joined DECA during my sophomore year because I wanted to improve my public speaking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. But after being a part of the organization for more than a year, I can say I have gained so much more than that."

#WhyDECA Member Showcase: Marc Wilcox

Meet Marc Wilcox from Ardrey Kell DECA in North Carolina. "I was inspired to join DECA by my sports and entertainment marketing teacher, Mr. Neary in my sophomore year."

King Philip DECA Annual Round Table

Alumni members returned to King Philip High School to share the impact DECA has had on their lives. Chapter officers, association officers, international champions and vital DECA members have all left their mark on the King Philip DECA community.

What DECA Means to Station Camp High School

Station Camp DECA officers express what DECA means to them, what they have learned and how this organization has impacted them. Station Camp DECA’s CEO, Zoe Cantrell (Senior), says: “To me, DECA means new opportunities and friendships. DECA has taught…


A Week of Joy for a Lifetime of Hope

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.

Chatham Charter DECA's 3 Keys to Membership Success

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.

Advisors + Teachers

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.

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