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Collegiate DECA chapter has strong showing at national conference

Sixteen WCTC Collegiate DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) students attended the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held April 19-22 in Anaheim, Calif.

The annual conference brings together Collegiate DECA chapters from two and four-year colleges and universities across the country and includes a mixture of professional development academies, competitive events, career exhibits and networking opportunities. Competitions are held in career fields such as business management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance and hospitality.

Marketing program students Amanda Lancour, Anna Radewahn and Nick Sharafinski took home gold in the advertising campaign category – the same category the trio won at last year's ICDC event. Marketing program student Zachary Groeschl took home second place in the management institute.

This was longtime WCTC Marketing instructor and Collegiate DECA advisor Greg Schneider’s final conference. After 40 plus years of teaching, he is set to retire at the end of the semester.

A complete listing of competitive event award recipients and finalists is below.


Joe Hagen

Advertising Campaign 

Amanda Lancour – 1st place

Anna Radewahn – 1st Place

Nick Sharafinski – 1st Place


Dustin Swim

Financial Statement Analysis 

Brook Hain

Chris Hampel

Hotel and Lodging Management 

DeAnn Sader

Human Resources Management 

Randy Staszak

Management Institute 

Zach Groeschl – 2nd Place

Marketing Management 

Rebekah Banaszak

Abbey Litzau

Restaurant and Food Service Management 

Jacob Gunderson

Retail Management 

Steven Ell

Sports and Entertainment Marketing 

Ryan Tan

Riley Zweifel