Gordon Cooper's BPA Chapter Posts Good Showing at BPA State Leadership Conference

TULSA, Okla. – Students from Gordon Cooper Technology Center’s chapter Business Professionals of America (BPA) attended the BPA State Leadership earlier this month.

The chapter received the BPA Cares Award and saw 10 state finalists in multiple competitions, including a pair of first-place finishes and a pair of runner-up finishes. 12 GCTC students attended the event representing the Business Education, Computer Networking and Digital Careers programs.


  • Podcast Production Team: State Qualifiers - Karissa Glave and Mia VanMeter (DC)
  • Administrative Support Concepts: 5th place Jenna Gladden (BET)
  • Computer Network Technology: 7th place Gabriel Swymeler (CNT)
  • Computer Security: 7th place Gabriel Swymeler (CNT)
  • Computer Security: 8th place Kenneth Ross (CNT)
  • Device Configuration & Troubleshooting: 7th place Landry Yarbrough (CNT)
  • Ethics and Professionalism: 7th place Shakoda Wright (BET)
  • Financial Math and Analysis Concepts: 4th place Jenna Gladden (BET)
  • Fundamental Word Processing: 5th place Sadie Cousins (BET)
  • Health Administration Procedures: 8th place Averi Mauro (BET)
  • Legal Office Procedures: 4th place Charity Ward (BET)
  • Linux Operating System Fundamentals: 2nd place Landry Yarbrough (CNT)
  • Management, Marketing and Human Resources Concepts: 7th place Jenna Gladden (BET)
  • Medical Coding: 2nd place Averi Mauro (BET)
  • Medical Terminology Concepts: 1st place Averi Mauro (BET)
  • Meeting and Event Planning Concepts: 1st place Sadie Cousins (BET)
  • Network Administration Using Cisco: 5th place Ricardo Salinas (CNT)

The BPA National Leadership Conference will be held in Chicago on May 10-14, 2024.