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          BPA Traditions

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          Traditions play a unique role in the culture of our organization by evoking a sense of pride among our members and serve as a way of connecting our current student members with our alumni after graduation. Not only are traditions the things we hold most dear and that resonate the loudest within an organization, but traditions foster a great sense of community and offer excellent opportunities for new members to become involved and be included. 

          The traditions of Business Professionals of America can teach not only our members, but those outside of the organization about our history and serve as a means for building community, instilling common values that span generations, and generate pride and enthusiasm.

          We invite you to share in these traditions and all the positive contributions they have to offer.


          Meaning of the Organization’s Name

          Business: The field for which we prepare our students; emphasizes that we educate our members to work efficiently, not only in an office setting, but also in a wide variety of business situations.
          Professionals: Our students indicate they join BPA to take advantage of a wide variety of professional development opportunities.
          America: Symbolizes pride in our country and its free enterprise business system.


          "We are met in a spirit of friendship and goodwill as we prepare for careers in a world-class workforce. We work together to develop professionalism and leadership through
          Business Professionals of America and pledge our loyalty to our nation." 

          Official Colors

          Navy blue signifies the success achieved through leadership and professionalism. Tan represents the bountiful fields of opportunity in America. Red symbolizes the friendship obtained through teamwork in our organization.

          <br />Ambition, leadership, sociability and poise.

          Use of the Acronym

          Using an acronym (BPA) to identify the organization is acceptable in casual conversation and personal correspondence. Once the name is spelled out in full, the acronym may be used in text. Do not use the acronym for cover titles or headlines.

          Logo and tagline

          For information on the Business Professionals of America logo and tagline, please download the Organization's Brand Guide. 

          The Emblem

          The four points of the BPA shield stand for Ambition, Leadership, Sociability, and Poise. The shield itself stands for honor and dignity and the importance of business in America. The stripes represent education, citizenship, loyalty, patriotism, competency, and dependability. The bar represents the service provided by employees in business occupations. The quill and inkwell represent the stability of business occupations through the ages, and the torch represents worthy goals.


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