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Jan. 21: DECA U Guelph brings home nine awards from provincial competition

Posted on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

One weekend, nine awards. CME’s DECA U team has many reasons to be proud of their performance at the DECA U provincial competition held in Toronto last weekend. The University of Guelph sent 95 students to compete in the sold-out conference that attracted 1500 delegates.

Students participated in both individual and team competitions clustered around six broad categories: business management & administration, communications & technology, entrepreneurship, finance & accounting, hospitality & tourism and marketing & sales. After completing written tests and oral presentations that are evaluated on a points system, U of G received awards in accounting, restaurant and food, business financial services, international marketing and business to business. See below for a complete list of recipients.

According to Sean deLottinville, President of DECA U Guelph, the DECA U team has been preparing for the competition since last March when members were selected, culminating in a blitz training competition held the weekend prior to the conference. “We knew it would be a record year for Guelph,” he says. “When months of preparation pay off like this you can’t help but be tremendously proud of your team. As president of the U of G team, I am personally thrilled that we represented U of G so strongly. I am proud to call myself a Gryphon!”

U of G’s winners will go on to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) being held in May in Atlanta, Georgia. Our DECA U Guelph team is also planning to host its very first internal case competition later this year.

Congratulations to all of our award recipients:

Accounting (Singles):
Cole Evans - Top 2 written
Rory Hume - 3rd overall and top 3 oral presentation

Restaurant and Food (Singles):
Monica Kwok - Top 3 oral presentation

Business Financial Services (Singles):
Matthew Bajurny - Top 2 written

International Marketing (Team):
Chloe Blais & Shveta Kanetkar - Top 3 oral presentation
Ian Forbes & Brian Crosby - Top 3 oral presentation and 1st overall

Business to Business (Team):
Jimmy Nguyen - Top 2 written

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