College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter has added to its illustrious history with an outstanding showing this month (May 5-9) at the 2016 BPA National Leadership Conference. CWI’s success at this year’s event, held in Boston, Massachusetts, was highlighted by one gold medal, three runner-up finishes, and a third-place award. Since joining the organization in 2010 CWI students have thrived at the annual event, placing in the top-three 31 times.
CWI’s success this year was headlined by a first-place finish from Evan Lewis in College Payroll Accounting. Lewis graduated from the CWI Applied Accounting program this spring. His win marks the 12th gold medal earned by a CWI student at a national BPA conference.
Joining Lewis on the podium were students from CWI’s Business and Information Technology programs. Kristin Burbidge, Laura Bagley, and Pam Roemer joined forces to place second in Administrative Support Team. Meanwhile, Travis Clemmens earned silver in IT Concepts and Kaj Forney took second in Computer Security. Forney capped the honors for CWI with a third place finish in Management, Marketing, and Human Resources.