Tabor Hosts Second DECA Conference

Tabor College hosted the statewide Collegiate DECA Conference on Friday, Jan. 29, in the Shari Flaming Fine Arts Center.

The DECA mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Five colleges gathered to compete for awards and the right to advanced to the national competition this coming April.

Melinda Rangel, associate professor of business management, led the Tabor team to multiple awards in the following categories:

In the area of “Best Advertising Campaign,” the Tabor team ofWill Boney of Van Alstyne, Texas; Zach Dieterich of Richardson, Texas; and Zach Moore, Granbury, Texas, advanced. 

In the category of “Business Research,” Rayanna Breshears of Neosho Rapids, Kan.; Mariah Litton of Ingalls, Kan.; and Allison Maxfield of Hillsboro, Kan., achieved top honors. 

The team of Natalie Ford of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jazmin Sandoval of Las Vegas, Nev., advanced in the “Entrepreneurship – Starting a Business” category. 

In the field of “Fashion Merchandising and Marketing,”Sandoval again advanced.

 “I was very impressed with our Tabor business students,” Rangel said. “They were prepared for their events, and did an excellent job representing Tabor College and themselves. I am excited to see how we will do at the National level in April.”