Bay College BPA Student Club advances to National Competition


BPA students

This past Saturday night was a very exciting evening for the Bay College/LSSU Regional Center Business Professionals of America (BPA) student club! Out of the club’s 9 student contestants, all 9 placed in the top 3 of their respective events at the BPA State Leadership Conference (SLC) hosted by Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI.  They all have qualified for the National competition in Dallas, TX, slated for May 4-8, 2022.

Erik Beals led the way capturing 4 first place finishes in Administrative Support Concepts, Computer Security, Device Configuration & Troubleshooting, and Parliamentary Procedure Concepts. Erik also finished second place in Management, Marketing, and Human Resources Concepts, as well a third-place finish in Project Management Concepts.

Dylan Messina earned 3 first place finishes in Business Meeting Management Concepts, Digital Communication & Design Concepts, and Linux Operating System Fundamentals. Dylan also took 2nd in Computer Security, Device Configuration & Troubleshooting, and Digital Marketing Concepts.

Austin DeGrand took 1 place finishes in Banking & Finance and Business Law & Ethics.  Austin also placed 2nd in Financial Math & Analysis Concepts and Fundamental Desktop Publishing.  Austin finished 3rd in Digital Marketing Concepts.

Michael Rivard took 1st place in Contemporary Issues.  Nicole Noblet took 1st place in Fundamental Desktop Publishing.

David Rivard finished 2nd in C# Programming and Python Programming.  Angie Wilson placed 3rd in Health Administration Procedures.  Charles-John Manansala placed 3rd in Ethics & Professionalism.  And Maia Roll placed third in Administrative Support Concepts.

Officially formed in 1966 as the Office Education Association (OEA), Business Professionals of America (BPA) has a strong history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills for students at the Middle, Secondary and Post-secondary levels.

For the past 50-years, BPA has worked to serve as an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing its members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.  Learn more about BPA at