College of Western Idaho is proud to be part of Business Professionals of America (BPA), the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. With over 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states, BPA provides students at the College the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their skills at regional, state, and national conferences in more than 70 competitive events. 


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Kristin Burbidge President 805.990.0759
Photo of James Marion
James Marion Vice President
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Melissa Harless Historian
Photo of Winton  Watkins
Winton Watkins Secretary
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Alexa Adams Torch Awards Ambassador & Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
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Kassandra Peralta Treasurer

Business Professionals of America Events

Business Professionals of America News and Blogs

CWI’s Business Professionals of America student organization

CWI’s Business Professionals of America student organization brought home 49 awards from BPA National Leadership Conference.

CWI at BPA Idaho State Leadership Conference

College of Western Idaho students earned top prizes at the 58th Annual Idaho Business Professionals of America Leadership (BPA) Conference.

Linda Otto posing with her award

Congratulations to College of Western Idaho Cybersecurity Professor, Dr. Linda Otto, who was awarded the 2022 Idaho Business Education Association Outstanding Postsecondary Educator of the Year Award.

BPA members, Abdulaziz Kodirov, Alexa Adams, and Winton Watkins

Congratulations to members of Business Professionals of America who represented CWI at the 2021 Virtual National Leadership Conference. 

Hand holding ice cream cone

Members of BPA will be selling Baskin Robbins Ice Cream on campus Sept. 12 to raise funds for their State Leadership Conference.    

BPA students and advisors in Anaheim, California, on day one of national conference.

Business Professionals of America students bring home 22 top-ten medals and three first-place plaques from national conference.