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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 Dominates the 2015 BPA Nationals!

Davenport University students broke their own national record of 16 first-place finishes set in 2013 by earning 21 first-place awards at the Business Professionals of America’s (BPA) annual National Leadership Conference, held in Anaheim, Calif., May 6-10, 2015.  At the competition, 43 DU students competed against more than 5,500 students from 24 different states. Overall, DU students earned 105 Top Ten finishes. Over the past seven years, Davenport students have earned first place awards in 84 national BPA events.  The complete list of DU students that competed at nationals can be found here and photos can be viewed here.

At the conference, Draayer was honored with the 2015 Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to BPA. He has been the BPA advisor for Davenport University since 1982, leading more than 600 students to the National Leadership Conferences. Draayer has served as a BPA National Board of Trustees member since 2009. 

Upcoming Events 

  • September 2015: BPA 2015-16 Orientation.  Join now!

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)