College of Western Idaho Students Successful at Business Professionals National Conference

Published: May 15, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY - College of Western Idaho (CWI) sent 10 students to Orlando, Fla., May 8-12, to take part in the 2013 Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference. The students returned home with plenty to be proud of, as the group enjoyed success in several of their individual competitions. In total, the College took home 18 national awards including third-place trophies in four different events.

Leading the way for CWI was Tim Wall, who earned third-place finishes in Project Management Concepts and Administrative Support Concepts. He also captured top-10 honors in Banking and Finance, Video Production Team, and Management, Marketing, and Human Resources to round out the weekend.

Joining Wall with third-place awards was Aleana Hernandez, Melissa Bausch, and Beth Rausch. Hernandez placed third in Integrated Office Applications, while also teaming up with Bausch and Rausch for a third-place finish in Administrative Support Team.



Aleana Hernandez – Integrated Office Applications

     – Administrative Support Team

Melissa Bausch – Administrative Support Team

Beth Rausch – Administrative Support Team

Tim Wall – Project Management Concepts

     – Administrative Support Concepts

Other Top 10 Finishes

Melissa Bausch – Advanced Office Systems and Procedures

Daniel Collins – Computer Network Technology

     – Systems Administration using Cisco

     – Network Administration using Microsoft

Matthew Comisac – Management, Marketing and Human Resources

     – Video Production Team

John Otto – Web Design Team

     – Advanced Desktop Publishing

Beth Rausch – Keyboarding Production

Tim Wall – Banking and Finance

     – Video Production Team

     – Management, Marketing and Human Resources


Jennifer Couch                                                

(208) 562-3508 (office)        


About the College of Western Idaho:

The College of Western Idaho is a comprehensive community college fostering student development academically, as well as occupationally. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community’s economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area’s only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information, visit or call (208) 562-3000.


About Business Professionals of America:

Business Professionals of America is the leading Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Students, advisors and guests from throughout the United States participated in Business Professionals of America’s 47th National Leadership Conference. For more information visit


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