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State Officers’ Strategic Plan

Upcoming Events


Fall Leadership Conference November 19-21 Atlanta

(1) To increase membership of all existing chapters by 20 %, and (2) To obtain 100% participation by all local chapters in the fall food drive. The chapter with the most membership and food drive participation will receive recognition! The state officers look forward to seeing all chapters do well in this year’s competitions.

Collegiate DECA Career Conference February 13-16 International Collegiate DECA Career Conference April 13-16 Orlando, Florida


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Carol Blue, President Carol Blue attends Atlanta Technical College and is majoring in Marketing Management. She joined Collegiate DECA in 2008. Carol has never met a stranger, is a very sociable person, and is a consummate team player. She currently serves as an intern with the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council and is a Work Study Student for the Department Chair of the Marketing Management Program at Atlanta Tech. Carol also has a catering business. She placed first in the “Management Institute for Business” category at the DEX International Competition in 2010 and earned second place in “Hospitality Business Management” at the state conference. She intends to pursue a B.B.A. in Hospitality Business Management at Georgia State University.

Thomas John, Vice-President Thomas John is currently attending Albany Technical College.

Meet Your State Officers

Michelle Coronado, Secretary Michelle Coronado has been a member of Collegiate DECA since fall 2009 and has served as secretary for the Moultrie Technical College chapter. Her goal for Collegiate DECA is to reach out to as many students as possible and tell them of the great opportunities that await them as a member. She hopes to increase state membership as well as increase community service activities on a state and local level. She also wants to help Georgia bring home more awards from the Collegiate DECA International Career Conference in April 2011 in sunny Orlando, Florida .

Henrick Drummond, Reporter Henrick Drummond is 23 years old and currently attends DeKalb Technical College in the Marketing Management program. He began classes in spring 2009 and has maintained a 4.0/4.0 GPA. Henrick is a very friendly person, who enjoys working in a group setting. He currently works as an intern and assistant to the Director of Marketing at DeKalb Tech. Henrick is very involved with student activities at DeKalb Tech, and is on the DTC Alumni Association Advisory Board. He placed first in the “Business to Business Marketing” category at the DEX Statewide Competition in 2010 and was a finalist at the International Conference. He intends to pursue a B.B.A. in Marketing at Georgia State University. Henrick sees a future for himself marketing computers and computerrelated products. In his spare time he enjoys reading.

Local Chapters in Action

International Career Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky Atlanta Tech Collegiate DECA students take a break from the competitions to enjoy local festivities. Food, fun, and fellowship!

Collegiate DECA Week October 11-16 Students were challenged to compete in a Quiz Bowl. The 35 participants answered questions pertaining to marketing and other aspects of business.

Awards Banquet fall 2010 Students from all organizations at Atlanta Technical College received recognition at a banquet hosted by SGA. Collegiate DECA received the most awards.

“Wrap Our Ride” Design Competition Collegiate DECA members created advertising material for a design competition promoting “Green Technology.” The winning design will be used as a “wrap” for a trailer that was donated to DeKalb Tech’s Green Technologies Academy.

Clarkston High School Parade Members showed support for a local high school, Clarkston High School, by participating in their homecoming parade. Held October 9, 2010, the parade was a triumphant success and really brought the community together. DECA members marched, banner in hand, along with other organizations from DeKalb Tech.

DTC Collegiate DECA at the 2010 International Career Development Conference in Kentucky

Let’s Stay Connected!

Blanket Drive Gwinnett Technical College DECA Students after collecting over 500 coats for people in need.

International Career Development Conference Eight students from Moultrie Technical College had a blast at the International Career Development Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Connie Cannon received a gold medal in the semi-final round.

Serenity House Drive The Moultrie Technical College chapter of Collegiate DECA held its annual drive for the local battered women's shelter. Through the support of Moultrie Tech faculty, staff, and students we were able to donate over 800 items including paper products, personal care products, school supplies, and cleaning products.

Collegiate DECA Fundraising Raffle The Moultrie Technical College chapter of Collegiate DECA held a 50-50 raffle in March and a prepaid gift card raffle in September. Community members and fellow students always await the announcement of the lucky winners! Both raffles were successful in raising funds for the local chapter.

2010-2011 Competitive Events The events are held in the major career clusters of:

Business Simulations Fashion Merchandising & Marketing Financial Services Hospitality Restaurant & food Service Management Retail Management Travel & Tourism

Case Studies Business Ethics Business Law Business-to-Business Marketing Human Resource Management International Marketing Marketing Management Sales Management Meeting Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Prepared Business Presentations Advertising Campaign Design Presentation Entrepreneurship Financial Statement Analysis Sales Representative Web Site Design

Contact Information State Officers President Carol Blue 404-839-3461 Vice President Thomas John 229-418-3989 Secretary-Treasurer Michelle Coronado 229-798-7774 Reporter Henrick Drummond 678-491-3890

To submit pictures for the next newsletter contact: Henrick Drummond 678-491-3890

For Information regarding the State Conference contact: Sandy Weaver 706-355-5065

For Information regarding membership dues contact: Perry Hidalgo 678-226-6715

For Information regarding the International Conference contact: Karen Howard 404-297-9522 ext. 1194

Collegiate DECA Newsletter Fall 2010 Issue  
Collegiate DECA Newsletter Fall 2010 Issue  

This is the Fall publication of the Georgia Collegiate DECA Newsletter.