South Central College’s Collegiate DECA chapter competed at their State Career Development Conference February 14 - 15. Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.

Students from across the state also competed in both team and individual events. The following students from South Central College were named finalists by placing in the Top 8, with several 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Students attending the State Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference have the opportunity to attend the International Conference April 13 - 15 in Orlando.


Culinary Management (team event):  

Dustin Fulcher (from Waseca), Hannah Groth (from Annandale), Dominic Sprung (from Lakeville)  -  1st Place

Paige Thomas (from Plainview), Abbey Woodring (from Niles, MI), Carlos Leal (from Saint James)  -  2nd Place

Joe DiGerlando (from Cedar Bluff, AL), Abigail LaCroix (from Rochester)  -  3rd Place                                   

Emmanuel Granados (from Blue Earth), Zachary Keim (from New Ulm), Seth MacDonald (from Glenwood Springs, CO)  -  Finalists

Jackson Kliewer (from Mankato), Calista Kiecker (from Madison Lake), Carter Nelson (from Rochester)  -  Finalists


Business Ethics (individual event):

John Cuzzo (from Saint Peter)  -  Finalist

Colton Ziegler (from Mapleton)  -  Finalist


Entrepreneurship (individual event):

Frankie Bologna (from Saint James)  -  Finalist


Fashion Merchandising and Marketing (individual event):

John Cuzzo (from Saint Paul)  -  Finalist

Courtney Mattson (from Elk River)  -  Finalist


Marketing Management (individual event):

Michalia Cyphers (from Fairmont)  -   Finalist


Professional Sales (individual event):

Colton Ziegler (from Mapleton)  -  Finalist