DECA has 215,000 members in 3,500 high school chapters and 275 collegiate chapters.
“DECA prepares youth for career pathways in marketing, business management and administration. It is the premier career and technical student organization serving marketing programs in high schools and colleges around the globe,” Haltinner added.
UW-Stout offers a bachelor’s degree program in marketing and business education as well as the most extensive array of career and technical education teaching degrees in the UW System.
The marketing and business education program is part of UW-Stout’s School of Education, which is in Heritage Hall. The near-50-year-old building is scheduled for major renovation after receiving priority approval from the UW System Board of Regents. The project is ranked No. 1 in the Chippewa Valley and No. 3 for UW System academic buildings.
For more information about the competition, contact Haltinner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-232-1493, or student conference co-coordinator Zach Malovrh, email@example.com. Malovrh, of Wausau, is a third-year marketing and business education major.