Delta College DECA stands out among the rest

By Joe Thornton, reporter.

GRAND RAPIDS – The Delta College DECA team brought home multiple awards as they came back from their state competition in Grand Rapids this year. DECA is an international business club organization and Delta College’s chapter is led by Lori Ziolkowski, who is astonished by her club’s success and is excited to see what the future holds for this group.

“We competed against schools like Michigan State, Northwood University and other universities that have really big groups of students. We don’t have the biggest group, but out of 17 members we had 16 who placed in their category,” remarks Ziolkowski.

Another point of success for the club came from Michael Willis, a sophomore at Delta College, who was elected to become Vice President of Michigan’s DECA organization which makes him a state officer.

“Every person who competes gets one vote and Michael got enough to win vice president, joining the ranks of another former Delta student, Annelise Norton. Although they’re going to be enrolled at Northwood, they are both representing the Pioneers,” exclaims Ziolkowski.

Listed below are the DECA members who placed and their category of competition:


Team Events
Michael Willis and Molly DuPuis, Business Ethics
Sydney Hollis and David Hollis, Event Planning (2nd in category)
Megan Bloomberg and Jodi Butler, Event Planning
Jonas Halverson-Morey and Nicole Horn, Marketing Communications (3rd in category)
Mia Michalski and Jordan Mulligan, Event Planning
Aubrie Smith and Jessica Sierocki, Event Planning
Chelsea Thompson, Professional Sales (2nd in category)


Individual Events
Michael Willis, Fashion Merchandising & Management (3rd in category)
Sydney Hollis, Travel & Tourism (2nd in category)
Megan Bloomberg, Travel & Tourism
Tanise Clipper, Emerging Technologies
Nick Berger, Emerging Technologies (2nd in category)
Chelsea Thompson, Travel & Tourism
Brock Delisle, Banking & Financial Services (1st in category)
Jordan Mulligan, Fashion M&M


DECA members are now eligible to compete in the international competition in Washington, D.C. come April.

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