Members of the Knight and Liston Campus Collegiate DECA, along with advisers Joanne Orabone and Barbara Nauman, attended the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California, and returned with outstanding success stories. Flanagan Campus DECA did not attend the conference, but received awards.
- All three chapters were recognized with the Presidential Leadership Passport Award, which encourages local chapters and individual members to plan activities and participate in events that enhance the experiences of members.
- Individual Gold Leadership Passport Awards were presented to Emily Dias, Giselle Pena and Rosie Zuluga (Liston) and Maria Leon (Flanagan).
- Receiving individual Blue Leadership Passport Awards were Maria Leon (Flanagan); Scott Bagley, Deviet Gaul, Cesar Michi, Roberto Pena, Alexandre Sebastian and Jasmine Stanford (Knight); and Tho Mith Chin, Alan Guzman, Mohammad Kattan and Lilliana Pimentel (Liston).
- Certificates of Excellence are awarded to students competing in either case studies or role-play business simulations with an overall score of 75 percent or higher. The following students earned certificates of excellence: Deviet Gaul, Corporate Finance; Emily Dias, Financial Statement Analysis; and Lilliana Pimentel, Financial Statement Analysis.
- The Collegiate DECA Academic Honor Award was presented to Emily Dias, Giselle Pena and Tho Mith Chin (Liston); Scott Bagley and Alexandre Sebastian (Knight); and Maria Leon (Flanagan). To receive this award, a student must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 and demonstrate participation in Collegiate DECA activities, leadership and community service.
- A Chapter Leadership Award was presented to Maria Leon (Flanagan).
- The Liston Chapter received a Community Service Award for its ongoing work with the Rhode Island Food Bank.
We are so proud of our CCRI DECA members!
— DECA advisers, Joanne Orabone, Liston; Barbara Nauman, Knight; and Carol Rowey, Flanagan.