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Hawkeye Community College Students Qualify for Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference

posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 in  College News

National Leadership QualifiersWATERLOO–Four Hawkeye Community College students qualified for the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, May 10-14, 2017.

Kyndal Boyle of Waverly, Ian Butz of Waterloo, Heather Lovell of Oelwein, and Clarissa Melka of Independence, all qualified for nationals based on their performance at the state conference held February 19-21, 2017, in Des Moines. Students participated in the Workplace Skills Assessment Program, which tests business-savvy skills ranging from accounting to economic research. Students who place in the top five for any event at state qualify for the national conference.

Business Professionals of America is a career and technical student organization for students pursuing careers in business and other related fields. Melka and Lovell, both students in the Accounting program, plan to travel to Orlando for the national competition. Boyle, a student in the Graphic Communications program, and Butz a student in the Liberal Arts Transfer program, qualified for nationals, but selected not to attend.

PHOTO: Hawkeye Community College students (L to R) Kyndal Boyle, Ian Butz, Heather Lovell, and Clarissa Melka qualified for the Business Professionals of American National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, after a strong showing at the state conference February 19-21, 2017.


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