Business Professionals of America held its 51st National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida from May 9 - 14, 2017.  Students from Davenport’s Lettinga and Lansing campuses represented the University and earned 12 national championships, 8 runner-up finishes, and 8 third-place finishes! Overall, the University placed 69 finalists in the Top Ten.  Over the last nine years, Davenport students’ have earned 112 national titles!

There were numerous highlights for Davenport students.  Grace McCullick and Thomas Devries were both double national champions!  McCullick claimed the top spot in both Interview Skills and Presentation Management-Team. Devries captured the national championship in both C++ Programming and C# Programming.  The Presentation Management Team (Rebecca Bosch, Rachael Bylsma, Brittany Cassidy, and Melanie Ryles) rebounded from a second place finish at the State Leadership Conference to claim the championship! The University dominated both C++ Programming and C# Programming, capturing the top 3 places in both events! In addition to their outstanding work in the competitive events, the students’ earned 10 industry certifications during the conference.

These students captured a national championship this year in Orlando:  Adam Vance (Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Concepts), Aidan Fairman (Computer Programming Concepts), Collin McCullick (Advanced Interview Skills), Grace McCullick (Interview Skills), Jonathon Gaydos (Computer Security), Luke Grzybowski (Advanced Word Processing), Michael Trinh (Java Programming), Team Bylsma:   Brittany Cassidy, Rebecca Bosch, Rachael Bylsma, Melanie Ryles (Presentation Management-Team), Team Herioux: Grace McCullick, Grant Adrianson, Jonathan Herioux (Small Business Management Team), Thomas Devries (C++ Programming), and Thomas Devries (C# Programming) and Team Trinh:  Michael Trihn, Joshua Estrada, Dalton Jones (Web Applications Development-Team).

Congratulations to all Davenport University BPA students! 

Name

Event

Place

Adam Vance Business Meeting Management Concepts Top 10
Adam Vance Information Technology Concepts Top 10
Adam Vance Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Concepts 1
Aidan Fairman C++ Programming 3
Aidan Fairman Computer Programming Concepts 1
Aidan Fairman Information Technology Concepts Top 10
Aidan Fairman Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Concepts Top 10
Aidan Fairman Project Management Concepts Top 10
Aidan Fairman Visual Basic/C# Programming-MTA 3
Austin Rohr Federal Income Tax Accounting Top 10
Austin Rohr Personal Financial Management 2
Brittany Cassidy College Accounting Top 10
Brittney TerBeek Advanced College Accounting Top 10
Charissa Elmer Advanced Office Systems & Procedures 3
Collin McCullick Advanced Interview Skills 1
Collin McCullick Computer Network Technology Top 10
Collin McCullick PC Servicing & Troubleshooting Top 10
Gavin Stewart Computer Programming Concepts Top 10
Gavin Stewart Computer Security /MTA Security Fundamentals 3
Gavin Stewart Information Technology Concepts Top 10
Gavin Stewart Network Administration Using Microsoft 3
Gavin Stewart PC Servicing & Troubleshooting Top 10
Grace McCullick Interview Skills 1
Grant Adrianson Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Concepts Top 10
Jon Herioux Financial Math & Analysis Concepts Top 10
Jonathon Gaydos Computer Security /MTA Security Fundamentals 1
Jonathon Gaydos Fundamentals of Web Design 2
Jonathon Gaydos SQL Database Fundamentals 3
Joshua Estrada C++ Programming 2
Kurtis Jones Visual Basic/C# Programming-MTA Top 10
Luke Grzybowski Advanced Word Processing 1
Luke Grzybowski Basic Office Systems & Procedures Top 10
Luke Grzybowski Legal Office Procedures 2
Luke Kloosterman Contemporary Issues Top 10
Luke Kloosterman Entrepreneurship Top 10
Luke Kloosterman Prepared Speech Top 10
Makaila Spencer Administrative Support Concepts Top 10
Makaila Spencer Financial Math & Analysis Concepts Top 10
Makaila Spencer Managerial Accounting Top 10
Makaila Spencer Personal Financial Management Top 10
Megan Blauwkamp Legal Office Procedures v
Michael Brown Federal Income Tax Accounting Top 10
Michael Trinh C++ Programming Top 10
Michael Trinh JAVA Programming 1
Michael Trinh Project Management Concepts Top 10
Michael Trinh Visual Basic/C# Programming-MTA 2
Rachael Bylsma Advanced Spreadsheet Applications Top 10
Rachael Bylsma Business Meeting Management Concepts Top 10
Rebecca Bosch Administrative Support Concepts Top 10
Rebecca Bosch Advanced Spreadsheet Applications Top 10
Rebecca Bosch Financial Math & Analysis Concepts Top 10
Robert Novak Computer Programming Concepts Top 10
Robert Novak JAVA Programming Top 10
Robert Novak Project Management Concepts 3
Robert Novak Visual Basic/C# Programming-MTA Top 10
Ronald Maddox Ethics & Professionalism Top 10
Ronald Maddox Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Concepts Top 10
Savannah Potgeter Administrative Support Concepts Top 10
Savannah Potgeter Fundamental Word Processing 2
Team Bylsma Presentation Management-Team 1
Team Herioux Small Business Management Team 1
Team TerBeek Financial Analyst Team 2
Team Woodhead Web Application Team Top 10
Thomas Devries C++ Programming 1
Thomas Devries Computer Programming Concepts 2
Thomas Devries Fundamentals of Web Design Top 10
Thomas Devries Information Technology Concepts 3
Thomas Devries Visual Basic/C# Programming-MTA 1