May 25, 2021

East Central Community College graduates Sophie Wilkerson of Pulaski (left) and Connor Boggan of Hickory, who received their associate’s degrees during May commencement ceremonies, received 6th place honors in the Financial Analysis Statement category of the International Collegiate DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) competition held virtually. They advanced to the national competition after placing first in the Mississippi state competition. ECCC DECA sponsor Wanda Hurley said, “This is the first time we’ve had a team advance and place at international competition. It is extremely competitive as they are competing with international colleges and universities, including graduate MBA students.” DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.