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“Nick Murphy, Senior at KCCC, Finishes in 4th Place at BPA Nationals”

Mount Vernon, OH – Nick Murphy, senior in the Computer Network Technology program
at KCCC, finished in 4th place in the Network Administration using CISCO competition at the
Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference, which was held in
Anaheim, California from April 26-30.
Murphy was excited to compete against people from across the country. “The experience
I had at BPA Nationals was enjoyable. I made sure I had the resources I needed to help me with
things that I may not have known,” commented Murphy.
Murphy added, “Falling short of making the top three was kind of disappointing but it still
felt good to make the top ten. Visiting California was better than I expected. I was a little worried
at first, but as soon as we started going places, that uncomfortable feeling quickly went away.”
Nate Greene, Computer Network Technology instructor, said, “I am extremely proud of
Nicholas Murphy. He has been studying and preparing for this competition for several months.
He is also currently completing an internship at Ariel Corporation in their IT department.”
The mission of BPA is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion
and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth, and
service. As a co-curricular organization, BPA has the ability to enhance student participation in
professional, civic, service, and social endeavors. BPA members participate in these activities to
accomplish their goals of self-improvement, leadership development, professionalism,
community service, career development, public relations, student cooperation, safety, and

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