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WITC Students Make Strong Showing at BPA Leadership Conference

Students from WITC’s Ashland, New Richmond and Rice Lake campuses took part in the Business Professionals of America Spring Leadership Conference, which took place Feb. 20 - 22, in Lake Geneva, Wis.

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills.

WITC-Ashland students claimed seven first-place awards. Students from WITC’s New Richmond campus earned four first-place awards and WITC-Rice Lake took home one first-place prize.

"Our WITC students did very well in competition," Larry Gee, divisional dean of business and lead dean of WITC-New Richmond, says. "In fact, the top places in a couple events were swept by WITC. In addition, the advisors all took an active role in proctoring exams, grading, advisors meetings, shuffling students from hotel to campus, and just making sure it was a good experience for everyone."

Participants include, from WITC-Ashland: Kerri Bergquist; Tucker DeWolf; Jennifer Eskola; Benjamin Haukaas; Mechaela Hudak; Chrisi Oksiuta; Mike Smart. WITC-New Richmond: Bob Bering; Andrew Bradley; Adam Gadach; Cynthia R. Koehler; Stephanie Larsen; Rebecca J. Paulson; Patricia Roettger; Catherine Trenter. WITC-Rice Lake: Andrea Burak; Terri Johnson; Rosemary McGann; Brett Peterson; Deb Statz; Heidi Zellmer.