UNOH to Host 2015 Business Professionals of America State Competition

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2015

The University of Northwestern Ohio chapter of the Business Professionals of America (BPA) will compete in the Ohio BPA state competition held February 27 and 28.    UNOH will again be the host school for the 2015 State Competition.

This is the second time that UNOH will be hosting the 2-day event under the theme “Imagine, Believe, Become”.  Other universities participating include Zane State College, Davis College, Ohio Business College, the Ohio Virtual Chapter of BPA and more.  Approximately 40 students are expected to compete in a variety of events.  The competition begins with computerized events and judged speaking events from

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 27th, and continuing on Saturday, February 28th from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  All of the contests will be held in the UNOH Student Commons Building located on Hartzler Road.

Eight students will be competing for UNOH and will be judged on various business skills, which include both individual and team events.  All events are graded on a time test basis.  Event subjects include management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, office management, and many computer competency events.    

The UNOH students competing are Aaron Dickerson, Nicole Holcomb, Eric Lochtefeld, Ashleigh Mangini, Dawn Murphy, Kayla Rodney, Jason Rue, and Chase Vance.  The University of Northwestern Ohio BPA advisor is Dr. Robyn King-VanDyne.

Students that place in the top three will have the opportunity to compete in the BPA national competition in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 5th through May 10th


Business Professionals of America is a not-for-profit, co-curricular educational association of student members preparing for careers in business.  The Business Professionals of America organization, formed in 1966, seeks to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.  Currently, there are more than 600 BPA chapters nationwide at the College/University level. 

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