Dillon Walker, who graduated in May with his master’s in accountancy, successfully defended his title and won his second straight Collegiate Delta Epsilon Chi (C-DECA) International Accounting Competition title at the 55th annual International Career Development Conference held in Washington, D.C.


C-DECA students participated with more than 1,300 other students in professional development activities, competitive events and management institutes. The MSSU C-DECA contingent was comprised of 11 students who competed in a variety of business-related events.

Awarded alongside Walker was senior Kyle Prisock, who earned a Top 10 finish in the marketing management category.

As part of the trip, Rep. Billy Long and his staff hosted the students in a tour of the White House and the Capitol. Several students were also able to visit the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall as well as other historic sites.