Vocational Education was passed. The need for a student organization for students enrolled in career, technical, office, and business programs is recognized.
The Vocational Education Clubs of America (VOECA) is formed by Iowa, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Articles of incorporation are filed with the Office Education Association (OEA) with these states as the first three affiliates.
The first national conference is held in Greenlake, Wisconsin.
A National office is established for the Office Education Association in Columbus, Ohio.
The current headquarters for Business Professionals of America is purchased at 5454 Cleveland Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.
BPA is Born
Image reform recommendations from a market study done four years earlier were implemented and OEA becomes Business Professionals of America (BPA).
The mortgage for the National Center is paid off and burned in a ceremony at the National Leadership Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A New Division
Our Middle Division is approved by BPA's Corporate Board after a pilot program conducted by Delaware, Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
For the first time, our newly created Middle Division participates in BPA's National Leadership Conference.
Growing concern over the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus causes the first rescheduling of a National Leadership Conference ever in Dallas, Texas.
Business Professionals of America celebrates five decades of student achievement with it's 50-year anniversary in Boston, Massachusetts.