Baker College of Port Huron will host the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) on its campus on Friday, January 11, 2013. Approximately 195 area high school BPA student members will participate in the event, competing for regional awards in more than 50 categories under four primary classifications, including financial services, administrative support, information technology, and management, marketing and human resources. “Baker College of Port Huron has supported the efforts of BPA for more than 15 years as it continues to help our future business leaders enhance their social awareness, civic responsibility and understanding of the business community,” said Connie Harrison, Ph.D., Baker College of Port Huron president. ”We are proud to once again be a part of this worthwhile endeavor.” Participating schools include Armada High School, Capac High School, Marine City High School, Marlette High School, New Haven High School, Romeo Engineering and Technology Center, St. Clair High School and Yale High School. In the event of postponement due to inclement weather, the “snow date” will be Friday, January 18, 2013. Finalists are eligible for the State Leadership Conference to be held March 21–24, 2013 in Grand Rapids, followed by the National Leadership Conference held May 8–12, in Orlando, Florida. Business Professionals of America is a national career and technical student organization consisting of 23 state associations and more than 54,000 members. The Michigan BPA has approximately 170 chapters and more than 4,600 members. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic , and technological skills.