Baker College of Owosso To Host BPA Regional Leadership Conference

December 28, 2012

Students from 11 area high schools will compete
Baker College of Owosso will host the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) on its campus on Friday, January 11, 2013. Approximately 369 area high school BPA student members will participate in the event, competing for regional awards in more than 50 categories under four primary classifications, including financial services, administrative support, information technology, and management, marketing and human resources.

“For more than two decades, Baker College has supported the efforts of BPA as it continues to help our future business leaders enhance their social awareness, civic responsibility and understanding of the business community,” said Peter W. Karsten, Baker College of Owosso President. “We are proud to once again be a part of this worthwhile endeavor.”

Participating schools include Byron High School, Capital Area Career Center AM, Capital Area Career Center PM, Charlotte High School, DeWitt High School, Eaton County ISD, Fowler High School, Owosso High School, Perry High School, Pinckney High School, St. Johns High School and Williamston High School.

In the event of postponement due to inclement weather, the “snow date” will be Friday, January 18, 2013.

Finalists are eligible for the State Leadership Conference to be held March 21-24, 2013 in Grand Rapids, followed by the National Leadership Conference being held May 8-12, in Orlando, Florida.

Business Professionals of America is a national career and technical student organization consisting of 23 state associations and more than 54,000 members. The Michigan BPA has approximately 170 chapters and more than 4,600 members. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

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