The MSUM Collegiate DECA team attended the two-day annual Collegiate DECA State Career Conference in Minneapolis last week. A record 21 Dragons participated in the business competitions, winning a total of 16 first, second and third places (see list below). The winners qualify to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla., in April. In addition, two Dragons were elected to DECA’s four-member Executive Board for the State of Minnesota: Kassondra Kruckeberg will serve as Northern Region Vice President and Gage Donovan as Officer-at-Large.

Individual and Team Event Placements

Business Research – Zac Spohn and Gage Donovan – 1st Place 
Entrepreneurship Starting a Business – Daniel Glynn and Eric Davison- 3rd Place
Business Ethics – Jackpine Kappes and Tyler Rittenhouse – 1st Place 
Business-to-Business Marketing – Ashlee Wolsky and Kassondra Kruckeberg – 2nd Place 
Entrepreneurship Operations – Laura Squires – 2nd Place
Fashion Merchandising and Marketing – Gage Donovan – 1st Place 
Financial Accounting – Kassondra Kruckeberg – 1st Place 
Financial Accounting – Tyler Rittenhouse – 3rd Place 
Human Resource Management – Bradley Banken – 1st Place, Ashley Koehn – 2nd Place, Jackpine Kappes -3rd Place 
Managerial Accounting – Julia Stenberg – 1st Place, Andrew Poster – 3rd Place 
Marketing Management – Zac Spohn – 3rd Place 
Restaurant and Food Service Management – Rebecca Rage – 2nd Place 
Travel and Tourism – Rahil Pereira – 1st Place