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April 11, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Students Recognized at Statewide Conference
DECA Prepares Upcoming Leaders for the Business Community
Eleven Gwinnett Technical College students recently received top honors at the Collegiate DECA (Distributed Education Clubs of America) state conference, earning the opportunity to compete at the Colligate DECA international event this week in Orlando.
DECA is an international organization for high school and college students that prepare them to become emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in business, sales, marketing, finance, sports marketing, hospitality and management across the nation.
Gwinnett Tech student state winners and honorees include:
De'Jhan Elam and Lola Robinson:
First place team in Business Ethics division
Luis Martinez and Haseena Peera:
First place team in Business Law division
Cassy Schnaltz and Alisha Ellis:
First place team in International Marketing division
Keith Candeto and Mat Adamczy:
Second place team in Business-to-Business Marketing division
Second place individual in Retail Management division
Third place individual in Sales Representative division
Fourth place individual in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing division
All participating students are enrolled in GTC's Marketing Management program. Both Mat Adamczy and Haseena Peera were elected to the state student leadership positions of president and treasurer/secretary, respectively. Keith Candeto will serve as statewide chair of recruitment.
Perry Hidalgo, faculty advisor and Collegiate DECA state treasurer and advisor, was awarded Georgia Collegiate DECA advisor of the year. Hidalgo is the program director for Gwinnett Tech's Marketing Management and Sport Management programs
All three elected student officers and those who placed will attend the Colligate DECA International Career Development Conference to be held April 13 in Orlando, Florida.
DECA offers students an opportunity to learn leadership skills, network with peers and business leaders, and experience competition, getting them ready for the world of professional development.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and diploma in marketing management, plus certificates for e-commerce marketer, entrepreneurship, marketing specialist and small business marketing manager.
GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate student options that you can finish in two years or less. For more information on all students, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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