North Dakota

Collegiate DECA

An extension of the classroom to connect members with career success. 

Collegiate DECA News & Announcements

North Dakota Chapters

2021-2022 Theme

2022 Collegiate DECA Competitive Events Results

Individual Events

Corporate Finance

  1. William Tibert - University of North Dakota
  2. Ben Johnson - Mayville State University
  3. Parker Jabas - North Dakota State University

Entrepreneurship Operations

  1. Favour Ozordi - Minot State University
  2.  Tanaya Hopkins - North Dakota State University
  3.  Kody Bissonette - University of North Dakota
  4.  Taley Davis - University of Mary
  5.  Ahmed Jama - NDSCS

Fashion Merchandising & Marketing

  1. Preston Edinger - Mayville State University
  2. Luna Zauhar - NDSU
  3. Jayden Kaehler - NDSCS
  4. Ellie Schmitz - NDSCS
  5.  Liela Koguchi - Minot State University

Financial Accounting

  1. Brendan Skarpness - NDSU
  2. Lauryn Wolfgram - Mayville State University
  3.  Shailyn Pachel - NDSCS
  4.  Jennifer Keller - Valley City State University

Hotel and Lodging

  1.  Adam Weber - UND
  2.  Brooke Roeges - Mayville State University
  3.  Tommy Nikolaisen - Lake Region State College
  4.  Logan Maus - Mayville State University
  5.  Ellie Reierson - Mayville State University

Human Resource Management

  1. Julia Kohls - Mayville State University
  2.  Gina Burtness - Valley City State University
  3.  Godwin Great - Minot State University
  4.  Joanna Gebel - NDSCS
  5.  Jacinda Redday - NDSCS

Managerial Accounting

  1. Cole Dukart - Mayville State University
  2. Brennen Beaudin - Mayville State University
  3.  Jamison Zaun - Mayville State University

Marketing Management

  1. Emily Eback - NDSU
  2. 2 Gavin Brown - Lake Region State College
  3.  Onshu Mizutani - NDSU
  4. Hayden Schuler - NDSCS
  5. Luke Trebil - NDSCS

Restaurant and Food Service Management

  1. Sydnee Steele - University of Mary
  2. Miriam Carignan - Mayville State University
  3. Amanda Linne - NDSCS
  4. Breanna Gange - NDSCS
  5. Kinzley Knutson - Lake Region State College
  6. Cora Johnson - Mayville State University

Retail Management

  1. Taylor Stegman - Mayville State University
  2. Kiara Radke - Valley City State University
  3. Logan Hoff - Mayville State University
  4. Jacob Vaagen - NDSU
  5. McKinley Kartes - Mayville State University

Sales Management Meeting

1. Nick Preston - Mayville State University
2. Megan Roswick - NDSU
3. Alex Kelstrom - NDSCS
4. Kody Keeley - NDSCS
5. Jenna Jarvey - Mayville State University

Team Events

Travel & Tourism

  1. Marcus Hughes - Mayville State University
  2. Colton Anderson - NDSCS
  3. Faith Fredrickson - NDSCS
  4. Samantha Passa - Mayville State University
  5. Sam Preston - Mayville State University


Business Ethics

  1. Tanaya Hopkins / Luna Zauhar - North Dakota State University
  2.  Julia Kohls / Lauryn Wolfgram - Mayville State University
  3. Samantha Passa / Ellie Reierson - Mayville State University

Business-To-Business Marketing

  1. Lauren Joseph / Josilyn Welder - NDSCS
  2.  Shannon Beecroft / Samantha Mckay - Lake Region State College

Event Planning

  1. Brooke Roeges / Taylor Stegman - Mayville State University
  2. McKinley Kartes / Jamison Zaun - Mayville State University
  3. Breanna Gange / Mackenzie Gleason- NDSCS
  4.  Braden Fee / Tommy Nikolaisen - Lake Region State College

Financial Statement Analysis

  1. Parker Jabas / Brendan Skarpness - NDSU
  2.  Cole Dukart / Ben Johnson - Mayville State University
  3.  Kody Bissonette / William Tibert - UND

International Marketing

1 Samuel Grayson / Kaitlynn Thompson - Mayville State University
2 Rachel Lang / Sydnee Steele - University of Mary
3 Liela Koguchi / Cesar Martinez - Chavez Minot State University
4 Alexis Donohue / Jhony Jones - North Dakota State College of Science - Wahpeton

Marketing Communications

  1. Gavin Brown / Kinzley Knutson - Lake Region State College
  2.  Jayden Kaehler / Jade Thom - NDSCS
  3. Alex Kelstrom / Luke Trebil - NDSCS
  4.  Ahmed Jama / Jayce Werner - NDSCS

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

  1. Preston Edinger / Marcus Hughes - Mayville State University
  2.  Nick Preston / Sam Preston - Mayville State University
  3. Brennen Beaudin / Logan Hoff - Mayville State University
  4. Shailyn Pachel / Hayden Schuler - NDSCS

Prepared Events

Advertising Campaign

  1. Shannon Beecroft / Braden Fee / Samantha Mckay - Lake Region State College
  2.  Emily Eback - NDSU
  3.  Josilyn Welder - NDSCS

Business Research

  1. Miriam Carignan / Julia Kohls - Mayville State University

Professional Sales

  1. Logan Maus - Mayville State University
  2. Ronnie Becker - NDSCS
  3. Colton Anderson - NDSCS
  4. Autumn Harland - NDSCS

General Info

DECA is a leadership organization for students at the high school or college level with an interest in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. 



Quick Info



Find a Chapter

Connect with DECA Members across the state. Find the name, advisor name and contact info on the Chapter Map Page. Happy Connecting! 

Chapter Map


Alumni Reconnect

We're reconnecting Alumni to an opportunity to give back to the Association that gave you so much along the way. 

Register as an Alumni



News & Events

With so many good things happening in our Chapters, it might be hard to keep up on the news! But you've come to the right place. See what's happening or submit your own DECA news here: 

DECA News & Events



Parent Resources

We have a special place to help DECA Parents get through this thing called DECA. Here it is: 

A Guide Just For Parents



Career Opportunities

DECA provides a place to network with industry leaders at every turn and we're fielding requests all the time for DECA Grads or DECA Members to take on roles at the best companies. We'll be launching a cool resource in just a few weeks! Keep checking back. 



Business Partners

We're in business to support students and we couldn't do it without the help of our Business Partners. See who they are and how you can support our mission here: 

Business Partners


Class is in session for ND Advisors

Mr. Greg Borders and Mrs. Laurie Salander, MBA Research Certified Advisors, present to their fellow DECA Advisors on the details of Project Management. 

ND DECA Receives Recognition

Membership Increase Award at the 2019 DECA Inc meeting in Nashville Tennessee for North Dakota DECA.

Officer Team Update

High School Officers are beginning their Chapter check ins! Leave them a note about what you're doing here: Submit Chapter News

Collegiate Officers are getting their year rolling with Collegiate Leadership Conference Plans. Put Fargo on your calendar for October 15-16. Registration due September 30.

What is DECA?

DECA is a leadership organization for students at the high school or college level with an interest in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA programs exist in 24 of our high schools and career and technology centers in the state. Nine colleges and universities have a Collegiate DECA Chapter.

DECA at both the high school and college levels focus on leadership development, community service learning, career awareness and social responsibility. Members pay local, state and national dues to receive membership benefits. Chapter members qualify to compete at the local, state, and national levels in career-related competitive events.

Mission Statement 

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.


To provide the DECA experience for every student who seeks it throughout the state of North Dakota.

What We Do

Meet Your State Officers

Bring DECA to Your School

Featured Member

Meet Olivia Elfman, a third year DECA Member at Lake Area CTC in Devils Lake! She prefers Sweedish fish for a treat and likes the color purple the most. Her dream job is a Business Manager in the Interior Design industry. 

Her favorite experience so far was attending Fall Leadership Conference and taking part in the teambuilding activities that the National Guard lead. She found them beneficial and fun for both networking with other members and practicing teamwork skills.






3rd Year Member

Important Dates



ND State Leadership Conference - High School Division 



February 2020

ND DECA Collegiate Leadership Conference - Collegiate Division


January 5

December Member of the Month Due



Our Story

ND DECA History

North Dakota DECA was chartered in 1953 and was organized around one ambition goal: to improve educational and career opportunities for American students. In the years since its formation, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of educational innovation and has become nationally known for integrating academic achievement with vocational skills and creating linkages with the business community.

Over time, the needs of our members have changed and we have changed to meet them. The fundamental reasons we formed remain at our core: first, effective marketing education gives young people the tools and aptitudes they need to pursue their dreams, and second, marketing education works best when it’s part of an integrated education program.


ND DECA Board of Directors

View the current Board of Directors

DECA Attributes and Values

View the ND DECA Attributes and Values