Twenty three Belmont business students competed in the international competition hosted by Delta Epsilon Chi April 22-25 in Anahiem, Calif. Out the 1,250 students in attendance, Belmont students won numerous awards in the following categories:
Entrepreneurship Business Plan: Andy Tabar won 1st place which included a $1,000 award and Julie Zaloba was a top ten winner.
Entrepreneurial Challenge: Andrew Birchfield, Julia Cecere and Brandon Littleton won 1st place with $5,000 awards and Noah Curran and Julie Zaloba won 2nd place which included a $2,000 award.
Travel and Tourism: Noah Curran was a top ten winner and Julia Cecere was a national finalist.
Business Ethics: Kaitlin Adams and Susan Harbison were national finalists.
Marketing Management: Kirstin Long and Mandy Thompson were national finalists.
Fashion Design: Andrew Birchfield was a national finalist.
Advertising: Kirstin Long won $500 for her essay on an advertising campaign.
This is the second consecutive year Belmont placed first in the Entrepreneurship Business Plan category and first and second place in the Entrepreneurial Challenge.
Delta Epsilon Chi is the college division of DECA Inc. More than 14,000 students from 230 college campuses participate in the organization. Delta Epsilon Chi enhances the student’s college experience by providing recognition and leadership activities directly related to academic study.