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

2023 Collegiate DECA Competitive Events Results

Individual Events

Corporate Finance

  1. William Tibert - 

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


ND DECA Member Elected to Executive Officer Team

Ross Motter, Jamestown High School student and former ND DECA Vice President, campaigned to serve on the Executive Officer Team and was elected at ICDC in Atlanta, Georgia to represent the Central Region. 

ND Applebee's Helps ND DECA Raise Thousands

The impressive and generous partnership between Applebee's in ND and ND DECA ensures that members have the necessary funds for conference needs and once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities. Thank You ND Applebee's! 

Officer Team Update

High School Officers are gearing up for Mid-Winter meetings. Leave them a note about what you're doing here: Submit Chapter News

Collegiate Officers are looking forward to Collegiate State Career Development Conference plans. All DECA Members are encouraged to compete and seek leadership positions!

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 Alumni 

Meet alumni DECA member Dan Harbeke.

A DECA Alumni from West Fargo High School, Dan is the author of the book, "Get In! How to Market Yourself and Become Successful at a Young Age." Dan currently works for Google as the Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager in the midwest.

He has served on a variety of boards including Junior Achievement in Utah, and the National History Museum. He has a marketing degree from Creighton University where he serves on the alumni board.

Dan Harbeke

ND DECA Alumni

Important Dates


December 9-11, 2022

Central Region Conference, Milwaukee, WI - High School Division

February 2023

ND DECA Collegiate Leadership Conference - Collegiate Division


January 25

Emerging Leaders Competition - Hosted by Valley City State University



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