UNOH Students Place at National BPA Contest

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Eight University of Northwestern Ohio students and their advisor traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, for the Business Professionals of America’s National Contest held May 5th through May 8th, 2016.  More than 3,500 students from across the nation competed at this year’s BPA National Conference.  Seven of the eight students were finalists in their respective competitions with two UNOH students bringing home National Champion honors!  All eight attendees won or placed in State level events which qualified them to participate at the National Leadership Conference in California.  The National competition results include:


First Place:

  • Personnel Financial Management Concepts – Aaron Dickerson (Fredricktown, OH)
  • Parliamentary Procedure Concepts – Jason Rue (Continental, OH)

Second Place:

  • Administrative Support Concepts – Jason Rue (Continental, OH)
  • Business Meeting Management Concepts – Ashleigh Mangini (Lima, OH)


  • Aaron Dickerson (Fredricktown, OH): Federal Income Tax Accounting, Management/Marketing/Human Resources, and College Accounting
  • Shanna Farler (Lima, OH): Human Resource Management
  • Ashleigh Mangini (Lima, OH): Contemporary Issues, Ethics & Professionalism, and Prepared Speech
  • Jason Rue (Continental, OH): Project Management Concepts, Management/Marketing/Human Resources, Contemporary Issues, Advanced Interview Skills, Project Management Concepts, and Ethics & Professionalism
  • Web Site Design Team – Patricio Martinez Rodriguez (St. Marys, OH), Chaz Ramirez (McComb, OH), and Eric Lochtefeld (Celina, OH)

 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. Four chapters exist in the State of Ohio.

Category: Business, Health, and Occupational Professions

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