SCC's Business and Computer Clubs Earn High Ranks at State Competition

Six students from Southeastern Community College's Computer Club and six from its Business Club earned top ranks at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference held in February.

BPA is the top career and technical student organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and related career fields.

Participants compete in several categories, including Computer Programming Concepts, Business Law and Ethics, Computer Security, and Digital Computing and Design Concepts.

Computer Club members Gary Brownlee, Warsaw, Landon Lemmon, New London, Jacob Shores, Burlington, Kyle Shores, Burlington, Crystal Timmerman, Burlington, and Daniel Walters, Fort Madison earned 30 honors combined at the state competition.

SCC network administration and cyber security instructor, Brenda Wamsley, is a co-advisor of the Computer Club.

“I’m so proud of all the hard work they have done,” Wamsley said. “Students are recognized nationally among their peers and gain valuable insight as to what it takes to work in the IT and business industry.”

Business Club members Piper Cole, Burlington, Jayde Eberhardt, Sperry, Corwyn Gaines, Burlington, Chloe Jones, Ft. Madison, Aidan Pealer, New London, Pattie Poling, Kahoka earned 31 awards combined.

Trisha Hopper, SCC business administration instructor and co-advisor of the business club, was proud to see her students excel.

“It’s wonderful to see students succeed at the competitions.” says Program Coordinator Trisha Hopper, “But the experience of the conference, itself, is the best part. Each student makes life-long connections.”

The students are all eligible to compete against 2- and 4-year colleges from across the nation at the BPA National Leadership Conference this April in April at Anaheim, CA.

For more information about SCC’s computer program, contact Wamsley at bwamsley@scciowa.edu.

To learn more about the college’s business program, contact Hopper at thopper@scciowa.edu.