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#FabFriday: UNLV [EPIC] DECA Members

Our #FabFriday goes to all of our UNLV DECA members! No matter if you continue your membership with us, you’re still a part of our family and history. We’d like to take this time to give thanks to all of our members who

  1. Continued to help our chapter grow
  2. Built new traditions
  3. Served on committees either as a committee member or chair/co-chair
  4. Reached our community service goal of over 1,500 hours
  5. Volunteered for long shifts knowing what you’re doing is preventing chaos
  6. Recruited other members by sharing your experience
  7. Volunteered and joined philanthropy events
  8. Make everyone laugh
  9. Completed the surveys to help our events be better
  10. Represented UNLV DECA at networking events and competitions
  11. Presented on behalf of UNLV DECA to different organizations for funding
  12. Embraced our chapter’s culture and made it better
  13. Completed the Passport Program
  14. Always ready for the camera (even if it shots “natural” shots of you)
  15. Being [EPIC]

As our members prepare for their finals and the closing of a 2014-2015 UNLV DECA Chapter Year, we wish you  good luck on your exams and a fun summer break! We look forward to the next year and even more success with you!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Directo

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#FabFriday: Cecilia Yau

Our #FabFriday goes to Cecilia Yau! Cecilia is a second year UNLV DECA member who started her DECA career at UNLV. She is currently pursing a degree in Accounting and Hospitality. Cecilia started her second year of DECA in the Spring of 2015 after she returned from her international studies in China. While most second year members take it easy, Cecilia jumped right into the various DECA projects happening before the end of the year. From volunteering for various community service projects to leading an important committee, the Chapter Award Ceremony (responsible for planning our annual end-of-the-year banquet). Cecilia leads from the heart and makes sure everyone’s voice is heard in any decision. Thank you for your hard work and we look forward to more amazing years with you!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director

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#FabFriday: OCA Las Vegas Mentorship Mentees 2015

Our #FabFriday goes to the UNLV DECA members (Dyan Baguio, Helena Lagos, Rochelle Mae Ruiz, and Stephanie Pancho) who will be graduating from the OCA Las Vegas Mentorship Program tomorrow! The mentorship program is a four month long program where mentees are paired with mentors in the mentees’ field of study or interest. Each month, the program hosts a session where OCA Las Vegas brings in prominent leaders to inspire and teach the mentees how to be better professionals. This year, the mentees had an opportunity to learn public speaking from the former White House Commissioner on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Rozita Lee to being a leader in diversity from North Las Vegas City Attorney Sandra Morgan. Previous mentees of the program have benefited in earning internships to learning valuable skills. UNLV DECA is excited to have members continue to be a part of the program for two consecutive years. Congratulations to the graduates of this prestigious mentorship program!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director

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#FabFriday: Nevada DECA Members

Our #FabFriday goes out to all of the Nevada DECA members who will be competing in the 2015 International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida! Nevada DECA members competed in the State Conference last February where the best competitors in each category qualified to compete at the international level. At ICDC, Nevada DECA members have the opportunity to learn more about their industry, win international fame, and help members determine where their future career will lead them. On behalf of Nevada DECA Alumni and the UNLV Collegiate DECA members, we wish you all good luck and an amazing experience at ICDC!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward

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#FabFriday: Curtis Haley

Our #FabFriday goes to our favorite Nevada DECA State Director Curtis Haley! Curtis is one of the individuals who have helped make Nevada DECA stronger and continues to be a role model for many Nevada DECA members. Some of our UNLV DECA members have been state officers who were coached by Curtish Haley. These members have made a big impact in our chapter in forming the policies and events we continue to have. Curtis continues to support our chapter in various capacities and helps bridge the gap between Collegiate and the High School Nevada DECA chapters. Thank you for everything you have done for us and Nevada DECA! We look forward to many exciting years!

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#FabFriday: Christian Perez

Our #FabFriday goes to our Conference Coordinator Christian Perez! Christian is pursuing a degree  in accounting and started his DECA career with our chapter. Christian was the first members to ask for a more leadership role in our chapter and was one of the first members to submit his letter to apply for the Executive Council. Christian was an immediate yes for the position of Conference Coordinator after he competed in his first DECA conference at the Utah Fall Leadership Conference. He expanded his role by continuing to be active in various projects from being a leader in committees such as the Applebee’s Breakfast Social Committee to taking lead in organizing the practices for the International Career Development Conference. Christian also competed in UNLV DECA’s 2nd Annual Shark Tank and his team won the competition! In any project, Christian’s sole concern is how members are doing and maintaining morale. Thank you for your hard work and we look forward to many years with you!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director

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#FabFriday: Rochelle Mae Ruiz

Our #FabFriday goes to Rochelle Mae Ruiz! Rochelle is a freshmen pursing a degree in Business and started her DECA career with our chapter. Rochelle’s start to Career Technical Student Organizations was in Southwest Career and Technical Academy’s HOSA (Health Occupational Students of America). As a freshman, Rochelle has made her mark within  our organization. She has proven herself not only to be a leader, but a dependable member of our organization. Rochelle has taken leadership roles in over three committees and made sure the projects are seen to the end. Even if it includes last minute meetings, Rochelle makes sure to come prepared and is willing to take on any tasks. Rochelle has also proven herself to be an outstanding representative of our chapter when she was tasked to represent us at OCA Las Vegas meetings. Thank you for your hard work and we look forward to more memories with you!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director

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#FabFriday: Bianca Cseke

Our #FabFriday goes to Bianca Cseke! Bianca is a first year UNLV DECA member, but she is no stranger to the world of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). Her CTSO career started at Southwest Career and Technical Academy where she was a DECA member and an outstanding member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). During her high school years, Bianca was elected to the FBLA Southern Region Vice President and made tremendous achievements from organizing conferences with her state officer team and visiting the highest number of local high school chapters. Today, Bianca is studying Journalism and furthers her education by being a reporter for the Rebel Yell (UNLV Newspaper) and UNLV DECA Public Relations Coordinator. Bianca has been an instrumental member in different capacities from reviewing ten articles due in a week and being a team leader in different projects. Thank you for everything you have done for our chapter and we are excited for the future with you!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director

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#FabFriday: Jailene Vazquez

Our #FabFriday goes to Jailene Vazquez! She is one of the hardest working UNLV DECA member and the hardest individual to take a picture of! She always seems to know where the camera is.. Jailene is a graduate of Clark High School and an active high school DECA member. Jailene is a part of UNLV’s Global Entrepreneurship Experience (GEE) Program Cohort 6 and pursuing a degree in Hospitality Management! In the GEE program, Jailene is studying what makes the culture of companies amazing, how she can be a successful entrepreneur, and how to build an international empire. As a freshman, Jailene has accomplished a lot as a member of our organization from being a leader to giving back to the community. She has served on different committees and was the co-chair for our largest volunteering project, Nevada DECA State Career Development Conference. On this committee, Jailene and her team recruited members to participate in our largest philanthropy project and the result was the largest number of volunteers in the history of the project. Jailene has proven multiple times as a dependable UNLV DECA member and a leader on various projects no matter her role. Thank you for being a part of our family and we look forward to the upcoming years with you (especially more photos of you)!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director

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#FabFriday: Blaze Lovell

Our #FabFriday goes to our first time UNLV DECA member Blaze! Blaze is from Hawaii and has been a member of Hawaii DECA during his high school years. Blaze is currently studying journalism at UNLV. As a freshman, Blaze has done amazing feats for the chapter. Blaze not only volunteers in different capacities from being an intimidating bouncer to team leader, he can also make anyone smile. Even when some members feel a bit down, he’s there to cheer them up. Thank you for being a part of our family and we look forward to more happy memories!

“The emphasis on individual initiative, accomplishment and recognition is fundamental to DECA’s success during our first 50 years and it will be an important part of our future.” – Dr. Edward Davis, Former DECA Executive Director