Bay College/LSSU Regional Center BPA Students Win five 1st Places at Nationals!

Bay College/LSSU Regional Center BPA Students
Photo Caption: From left to right – Tristan Kuntze, Alexis Murray, Neil Dennis, Amanda Krok, Stephen Lippold, Bailey Dalgord, Jerri DeMenter, Lauren Murray, Olivia Rivard, and John Bennett.

John Bennett, First Place Prepared Speech
Photo Caption:  John Bennett, First Place Prepared Speech

The Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) student club took home five first places during competition at the organization's National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida this past weekend.

At first it was intimidating”, says Tristan, Treasure of Bay College/LSSU Regional Center BPA student club, speaking about the Video Production Team event, “the other competing teams were all using high tech video equipment, while we recorded and created our winning video using my Smartphone.” Bailey Dalgord added, “My event tested our knowledge with spreadsheet applications (MS Excel) and because of the experience I had in my college classes as well as with my accounting internship at Kivioja and Van Effen CPAs, I was able to perform at a very high level. I think my experience was the difference.”

First Place Finishes:
Prepared Speech – John Bennett
Network Administration Using Microsoft – Neil Dennis
Parliamentary Procedures – Tristan Kuntze
Fundamentals Spreadsheet Applications – Bailey Dalgord
Video Production Team – Tristan Kuntze, Alexis Murray, Lauren Murray, and Olivia Rivard  
Third Place Finish:
Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Concepts – Jerri DeMenter
Fifth Place Finish: 
Ethics and Professionalism – Stephen Lippold
Sixth Place Finish:
Prepared Speech – Jerri DeMenter
Eight Place:
Entrepreneurship – Jerri DeMenter
Ninth Place:
Human Resource Management – Jerri DeMenter 

“I believe that the performance of our team is a testament to the education that we are receiving”, Steve Lippold, President of BPA Bay College/LSSU Escanaba Regional Center student club.

College students across America converge every year to compete and test their skills at the BPA National Leadership Conference. The 2018 BPA National Leadership Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas.
To learn more about Business Professionals of America, please visit
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