Member of the Month
I joined DECA at the beginning of the school year not knowing much about it. As an aspiring business student I knew I wanted to join a business organization, but I did not know which one. DECA caught my attention at the student involvement fair because I loved everyone's energy who were tabling and I knew it would help me develop professionally. So far I've done volunteering with the organization and participated in the Fall Leadership Conference. My favorite DECA memory so far is winning tug-of-war during homecoming week, and I can't wait to make many more memories with such a great organization.
What is DECA?
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. We compete to solve real world business problems, we volunteer our time to serve our local community, and we engage with students on campus to create new relationships. DECA welcomes ALL MAJORS!
UWW DECA takes pride in its many on-campus events. Last year UWW DECA put on many on-campus events including the toy drive and high school mini-districts where UWW DECA partnered with BMEA to help high school students get a taste for DECA competition. UWW DECA also has competed and accomplished 1st place in the Homecoming competition 3 years in a row.
DECA has always placed importance in helping the community in many ways. Last year, UWW DECA raised toys in the annual toy drive, and put in over 400 hours of community service throughout the year. Some of the various volunteer activities are, can donation/pickup and fundraising for non-profits. UWW DECA has earned the Chapter Civic consciousness award 4 of the last 5 years.
Whitewater's DECA chapter had a record performance last year. At the state competition last year, we had a record of 48 competitors, bringing back 139 individual/team awards. UWW DECA also won the state membership award for the largest increase in membership. At ICDC 2019 in Orlando, our chapter had 18 finalists and 16 students in the top 10. Within those top 10 finalists, we had one 1st place, two 2nd place, and one 3rd place finisher.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Our partners support the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Collegiate DECA. Through their sponsorship they help us grow and expand as leaders within campus, the community, and in competition. We thank each and every one of our sponsors for their support.