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Baker College of Port Huron to Host BPA Regional Leadership Conference

December 18, 2013

200 students from seven area high schools to compete
PORT HURON, Mich. – Baker College of Port Huron will host the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Leadership Conference on its campus, 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10. The awards presentations and closing ceremony will be 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Port Huron High School Performing Arts Center.

Approximately 200 area high school BPA student members will participate in the event, competing for regional awards in more than 50 categories under four primary classifications: 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 helps prepare outstanding Michigan high school students for leadership roles by enhancing their civic responsibility, technology and business skills,” said Connie Harrison, Ph.D., Baker College of Port Huron president. “These incredible young men and women make us proud to once again be part of this worthwhile endeavor.”

Participating schools include Armada High School, Capac High School, Marlette High School, New Haven High School, Richmond High School, Romeo Engineering and Technology Center and Yale High School.

In the event of postponement due to inclement weather, the snow date is Friday, Jan. 17.
Finalists are eligible for the State Leadership Conference to be held March 20 – 23 in Grand Rapids, followed by the National Leadership Conference, April 30 – May 4, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Business Professionals of America is a national career and technical student organization with 23 state associations, more than 2,300 chapters and 43,000 members. The Michigan BPA has approximately 170 chapters and more than 4,600 members.

The BPA mission is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

For more information about the BPA conference at Baker College of Port Huron, contact the Baker admissions office at 888.262.2442, 810.985.7000 or daniel.kenny@baker.edu.

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