Globe University and Minnesota School of Business Students Qualify for National Collegiate DECA Competition

MINNEAPOLIS (March 6, 2015) – Globe University and Minnesota School of Business is proud to announce nine students have qualified for the International Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference. Catherine Rice, accounting program chair and Collegiate DECA advisor from the Blaine, Minn., campus, was also elected Advisor of the Year.

“It is my honor and privilege to be able to work with these students,” Rice says. “They are truly the stars.”

Combined, the nine students who competed in the Minnesota state DECA competition brought home seven first-place, five second-place, one third-place and 12 finalist medals, all qualifying for nationals. Seven students qualified for the national competition in both their events, during which they present a case study, business simulation or a prepared plan to judges. Overall, Globe University and Minnesota School of Business is one of the top performing schools in the state of Minnesota, with a first, second and third-place winning percentage of 60 percent.

Collegiate DECA gives students the opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom by participating in community-based events, gain a competitive edge in the job market, develop strategic decision making and project management skills, network with business and industry experts, and earn awards and recognition through competition and leadership action. The Collegiate Division includes more than 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities.

Rice was elected as Advisor of the Year in recognition of her achievements as a Collegiate DECA chapter advisor, a position she has held for six years. Since Rice has been an advisor, all participating students from her campus have advanced to nationals. Rice was nominated by a former student and selected by the Minnesota Collegiate DECA Board of Directors at the state competition, titled the Minnesota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference.


This is an exceptional honor. We are so proud to have Catherine as part of our colleges and are very appreciative of the leadership she continues to provide to DECA and our students,” says Jeanne Herrmann, COO for Globe University and Minnesota School of Business. “Her commitment is admirable, and we’re excited to see what the national competition will bring.”

The national competition, titled the International Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference, will take place April 17-22, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

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