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Nevada Collegiate DECA takes ICDC!

This past April, UNLV & UNR Collegiate DECA attended their first International Career Development Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C. Eighteen UNLV members and four UNR members attended and showed the nation what Collegiate DECA is really made of: perseverance, innovative thinking, and a dedication to high achievements.

Members had the opportunity to compete against the best in the nation and attended leadership workshops, networked with different chapters, and elected the next team of national officers. The UNLV chapter also toured the Capitol, which included a VIP showing of the Leadership Balcony in Senator Harry Reid’s office, as well as many of the national monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, and the White House!

UNLV Collegiate DECA brought home some prestigious awards and made every single moment in the conference count. In the national membership recognition program (Passport Awards), the chapter achieved the highest honor with the Presidential Level. In addition, twelve students achieved blue level and nine students achieved gold level for their participation in chapter, state and national activities. This was a giant accomplishment and it left a positive impression of the chapter on the entire conference attendance as a whole. The UNLV Collegiate DECA chapter also received the community service award, recognition for their efforts in the advocacy campaign (one of only two chapters awarded), and was honored for increasing its membership over 60 members in the last year.

In addition to chapter accomplishment, several members qualified in their competitive events and were awarded on stage. Jenny Ha and Rosa Martinez from UNR received “Top 10” in the Business Ethics case study event. Randy and Nicky Huynh from UNLV received “Top 10” in the Emerging Technologies Marketing & Strategies event for their music festival marketing campaign. Cassandra Taylor and Carlos Lemus from UNLV received “Top 10” in the Advertising Campaign event for their project on the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), and Daniel Dinev from UNLV received “Top Exam” and “Top 10” in the Accounting business simulation event. The following members, including the above mentioned, were recognized for meeting industry standard requirements by placing a 70 or above in their event category: Desiree Tolentino & Xin Gan (Sports, Entertainment, Event Management) and Edgar Garcia (Human Resource Management). Congratulations to all the members that were awarded at nationals and we can’t wait to reach for raise the bar again this next year in Orlando, Florida!

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