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          Emerging Advisor of the Year

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          This award is given annually to recognize an individual who have made significant contributions to Business Professionals of America as a local chapter advisor in their first five years of service. 
          To discover more about the Emerging Advisor of the Year Award, please visit http://www.bpa.org/service/bpacares.


          2018 Recipient
          Dr. Juanita Rodriguez has devoted a great deal of her career to the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus and its students. Four years ago, in collaboration with her students, Dr. Rodriguez founded the first chapter of Business Professionals of America at the University and has served as the advisor of the chapter since its founding. For Dr. Rodriguez, it is very important her students grow both personally and professionally which is why she encourages students to be a part of organizations like BPA; to help develop leadership and soft skills that are not learned in the classroom. As an advisor, she participates actively alongside her students in each chapter activity, providing a positive example and inspiration.


          2017 Recipient
          Mr. Christensen has been instrumental not only in the growth and success of Grace High School’s Business and BPA programs, but also in the growth and development of his students and fellow staff members. Overall, Mr. Christensen has given his students a sense of what life after high school has to offer and how business and professionalism will greatly benefit them. He has instated a knowledge and appreciation of Business Professionals of America to his chapter members and his peers. He has developed his students’ skills that will allow them to be productive members in the vast moving workforce they will enter in their near future.


          2016 Recipient
          Jennifer Rue, Ohio






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