September 19, 2016 at 12:15pm
Dane Lisser

Valina Hoang, a senior marketing major at Millikin University, is a member of Millikin's Collegiate DECA Executive Committee as well as a member of University Center Board (UCB) and Student Senate.

Millikin's Collegiate DECA is the student chapter of the professional organization Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and the only Collegiate DECA chapter in Illinois, providing opportunities for competition, networking and leadership development.

"We do a lot of different networking events and presentations to help develop our leadership skills," Hoang said.

The organization involves more than 13,000 students from 200 campuses across the nation, including community colleges, technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities. The organization is designed to enhance the student's college experience by providing recognition and leadership activities directly related to classroom study.

"I enjoy my work, the people I'm around and the friendly environment Millikin has to offer," Hoang says.

Hear more about Valina's work at Millikin and her career aspirations.