Move A Muscle, Make A Difference

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "business club", Community, "Current Students", DECA, Events, "School of Business", "The College" [/caption] Ottawa University’s first-ever business club, DECA, used a muscle to make a difference in October during its first annual Haunted Hike 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The run marked the first event sponsored by the University’s newly founded DECA chapter, which was chartered at the start of the 2011-12 academic year. Overall, 117 runners/walkers showed up for the event, alongside dozens of students, faculty and community members who volunteered at the event. “It was really a great event,” said Michael Matos, president of DECA. “It’s something we want to do every year.” DECA officers also recently attended the Collegiate DECA Leadership Academy in New York City. Next up for DECA is a dodgeball tournament, likely to benefit another non-profit organization. After that, Matos said his goal is to keep growing membership and interest about the business club, which is open to all majors. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA was originally chartered as Delta Epsilon Chi Association and includes over 15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities.