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Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

We rock the business and technology world!

We are BPA, and we'd love to have you be part of our student organization.

Davenport BPA Leaders


     Deb KissLead Advisor

     Ron DraayerSenior Advisor

     Brian KowalczkAdvisor

     Scott Gumieny - Advisor

For more information go to Org Sync

Davenport Students Shine at the 2016 BPA Nationals!

Davenport University was no stranger to the awards stage at the 44th Annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) Post-Secondary State Leadership Conference held at Davenport’s W.A. Lettinga Campus in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 13. Students from colleges and universities throughout Michigan attended the conference, including Baker College, Bay College, Central Michigan University, Northwood University, Eastern Michigan University, Adrian College and Montcalm Community College. Davenport University was represented at the conference by the W.A. Lettinga and Lansing Campuses.

Davenport University’s BPA competitors won 27 state champion titles, 23 runner-up titles, and 13 third-place finishes.  Overall, Davenport captured 89 top five place finishes with 41 students qualifying to represent Davenport University and the State of Michigan at the 50th annual BPA National Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, May 5 – 9, 2016.

At the awards ceremony, Maurice Henderson, the State Director for Michigan BPA, presented Deb Kiss with a distinguished service award and thanked her for 30 years of dedicated service to BPA. Deb, the Accounting and Finance Department Chair at Davenport University, became a BPA advisor in 1986.

Davenport BPA would like to thank all of those who volunteered their time to judge, grade, and assist with running the event!

Congratulations to all BPA competitors!

Upcoming Events 

  • March 17-20, 2016 Michigan High School State Leadership Conference - Grand Rapids MI
  • May 5 – 9, 2016 National Leadership Conference - Boston MA

What is BPA?

Business Professionals of America is a student organization that helps to prepare students to pursue careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and related fields.  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.  BPA has over 43,000 members in 2,300 chapters spanning 23 states. 

BPA National Organization Website

BPA Michigan Website

DU Lettinga BPA Chapter Website (OrgSync)