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DECA Tech Earns Big at International Competition

by - May 11, 2017

Members of the Texas Tech chapter of DECA recently competed in state, national, and international competitions, earning spots among the world’s top students in the area of business management. DECA is an international club with more than 15,000 members that enables students to learn business professional skills in preparation for the workplace, as well as explore the business industry and network with future employers. DECA Tech was started in 2016 and brings in guest speakers, takes educational trips, and competes in DECA competitive events.

Since its inception in 2016, DECA Tech has competed in a variety of competitions across the country, earning top scores in each. Recently, DECA Tech founder Sarah Davila finished top ten in the world in the Emerging Technology Marketing Strategies event. Additionally, three students qualified for the final round of competition in various areas. In the preliminary competition, there were at least 50 students competing in each event for 15 available spots in the finals. DECA Tech students, Sean Lewis and David Rivero, qualified in the International Marketing event. This is the second year Lewis qualified for finals. Last year, his team won third place overall.

The Texas Tech chapter of DECA also earned two organizational awards at the international competition. DECA Tech was presented with the Chapter Community Service Award to honor the civic activities performed throughout the Lubbock community and the Association Membership Increase Award for the recent initiation of a new chapter and increasing membership.

In recognition of her outstanding work with the organization, Dr. Barbie Chambers was honored with the Texas Association Chapter Advisor of the Year award. Chambers has been the faculty sponsor of DECA Tech since it was founded, and has been instrumental in the development of the organization. As an advisor, she guides members as they prepare to compete in multi-faceted competitions throughout the nation, and her constant support has helped the organization and individuals find success.

“I can say I am proud of our student’s hard work to represent the Rawls and Texas Tech on the international level,” Chambers said. “They have grown so much as an organization and individuals in the last year. As the faculty sponsor, I’m excited to see how the program grows and succeed in the future.”

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