Southeast Marketing Students Named Finalists in International Competition


DECA 2015 cropped 2CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 10, 2015 – Two Southeast Missouri State University students were finalists recently in the 2015 Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference and Competition in Orlando, Florida.

Harman Malhi of New Delhi, India, was a Top 10 Finalist in the Banking and Financial Services competition, and Nibesh Amatya of Bhaktapur, Nepal, was a finalist in the Entrepreneurship Challenge competition.   The Southeast students competed in a field of more than 1,000 outstanding students from colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

Along with Malhi and Amatya, other Southeast students participating in the competition April 18-21 were Southeast Marketing Club students Omar Dawood of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Hannah Gordon of Arnold, Missouri; Kory Hamill of Ballwin, Missouri; Jeremiah Hathorn of St. Louis, Missouri; and Allie Winters of Ballwin, Missouri.

As part of its commitment to experiential learning, the Department of Management and Marketing in the Harrison College of Business has sponsored Collegiate DECA for several years, and each year sends numerous participants to the State and International competitions. In the Spring 2015 semester, membership has remained steady with more than 30 members, making the Southeast Collegiate DECA chapter the second largest in Missouri.