ACC Students Named Finalists at DECA International Competition

Matthew Konicek (left, with plaque) and Glenn Allen are recognized by the ACC Board of Trustees for their DECA achievements.Â

Two ACC students recently competed and were named finalists at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. DECA is an international organization open to all high school and college students interested in the business world.

Matthew Konicek received third place in the professional sales event, which required him to design and develop a presentation prior to the conference. During his live presentation, the judge took the role of a commercial buyer and Konicek had to sell a product of his choice to the judges.

Glenn Allen placed in the top seven of the academic portion of the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing event, which consisted of a 100-question exam and a problem-solving activity. Allen, who serves as the state organization’s vice president, also represented Texas in the conference’s opening ceremonies.

“Collegiate DECA events are highly competitive, and it takes a lot of work for students to make it into finals let alone place,” says Kathy Walton, ACC’s DECA chapter adviser. “I’m very proud of our students and the hard work they put into the competition.”

To learn more about ACC’s DECA chapter, contact Walton at kwalton@austincc.edu.

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