LIMA – The University of Northwestern Ohio chapter of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) will compete in the Ohio BPA state competition held February 26 and 27 at Zane State College in Zanesville, Ohio.
Ten students will be competing for UNOH and will be judged on various business skills, which include both individual and team events. All events are graded on a time test basis. Event subjects include management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, office management, and many computer competency events.
Students that place in the top three will have the opportunity to compete in the BPA national competition held in Boston, Massachusetts May 5th through May 10th.
The UNOH students competing are Aaron Dickerson (Fredericktown, OH); Shanna Farler (Lima, OH): Elizabeth Hutchison (Amelia, OH); Paige Lehman (Wapakoneta, OH): Eric Lochtefeld (Celina, OH); Ashleigh Mangini (Lima, OH); Chaz Ramirez (McComb, OH); Patrizio Martinez Rodriguez (Saint Mary’s, OH); Jason Rue (Continental, OH); and Chase Vance (Lakeview, OH). The University of Northwestern Ohio BPA advisor is Dr. Robyn King-VanDyne.
Other universities participating include Zane State College, Davis College, Ohio Business College, the Ohio Virtual Chapter of BPA and more. Approximately 40 students are expected to compete in a variety of events.
Business Professionals of America is a not-for-profit, co-curricular educational association of student members preparing for careers in business. The Business Professionals of America organization, formed in 1966, seeks to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. Currently, there are more than 600 BPA chapters nationwide at the College/University level.