FULTON, MO — Twenty William Woods University students entered events in the 2015 Collegiate DECA State Competition in Jefferson City, Missouri.
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After placing first or second at the state competition, four students move on to the international competition in Orlando, Florida.
First-place winners competing at the international level are Kara Eikenbary, Tori Brandt and Taylor Finkel. .Rochelle Garcia placed second and also will compete in Orlando.
A student-driven organization, Collegiate DECA values leadership, innovation, integrity and teamwork. It prepares students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real-world experiences.
Altogether 150 students participated from Columbia College, Lincoln University, Missouri Southern State University, Moberly Area Community College, Southeast Missouri State University, University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri.
William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the educational needs of both men and women. William Woods has an enrollment of about 3,000 students, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines in campus and outreach settings and online.
The 200-acre main campus is located in the mid-Missouri community of Fulton. Since its founding in 1870, the mission of William Woods has been to provide a quality education while ensuring the development of the individual.