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SUNY Canton Starts Online CannaBusiness Class for Fall 2019

Monday, March 4th, 2019

SUNY Canton will be offering a new course to help students understand issues related to the emerging cannabis market. 

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CannaBusiness Management (BSAD 399) will be offered in the fall 2019 semester as an online special topics course. SUNY Canton regularly offers courses on current and future business trends to complement its entrepreneurial-focused Management program.

“The regulatory changes in New York State and surrounding areas present an opportunity for SUNY Canton to be among the first colleges to develop coursework specifically related to the business of cannabis,” said Philip T. Neisser dean of the School of Business and Liberal Arts. “We will be among a very few accredited colleges to provide learning opportunities on this subject matter.”

The course was developed in response to changing New York State regulations as well as the national trend towards the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.  

“The recent legalization of cannabis and related products in several states has created employment opportunities for individuals who possess the skills to manage business practices within this highly specialized and controversial industry,” said Associate Professor Janice C. Robinson, who will be teaching the new course. “Medical and recreational marijuana use is becoming more prevalent as it becomes legalized at the state level, in Canada and in other nations worldwide.”

Robinson said the course syllabus includes themes on the current business environment, licensing and permits as well as accounting and investment. The course will also cover the controversy surrounding evolving marijuana markets.

SUNY Canton’s course will differ from courses offered at other colleges, as it will not cover topics related to growing marijuana or any horticulture-specific research.

Special topics courses are designed to address a timely subject before being offered on an ongoing basis. The college’s special topics courses vary from semester to semester and are offered through SUNY Canton Online, in addition to traditional, hybrid or flexible learning options. 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in digital design, engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY’s leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 16 online degree programs. The college placed first in 14 categories in a SUNY-Wide Student Opinion Survey, most notably in career services, tutoring, library resources, and classroom facilities. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. 

SUNY Canton & Clarkson University Announce Five-Year MBA Plan

Monday, January 11th, 2016

SUNY CantonA Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management at SUNY Canton now leads directly into the one-year Master of Business Administration program at Clarkson University, Potsdam.

“Our new agreement will help us attract students who want to complete their advanced degrees within a year of graduating from SUNY Canton,” said Jondavid S. DeLong, dean of the SUNY Canton School of Business and Liberal Arts. “It will be advantageous to the community, as it will help us keep today’s scholars and tomorrow’s
entrepreneurs here in the North Country.”Clarkson University

SUNY Canton students can elect to take nine classes during their undergraduate education that will prepare them for Clarkson’s MBA program. Clarkson will be awarding a 4+1 Fellowship, consisting of a $10,000 tuition scholarship, a $4,000 travel scholarship and a $3,000 graduate assistant position to those students who enroll in the one-year graduate degree.

According to SUNY Canton Associate Professor Janice Robinson, there could be as many as a dozen students at the college who are poised to take advantage of the new opportunity.

“Clarkson has always been extremely supportive of our students,” she said. “Our competitive undergraduate program is comprehensive and skills-based and its popularity and recognition have been growing. This agreement will help our most successful students obtain a nationally-recognized graduate degree locally.”

Students may begin in Clarkson’s accelerated MBA program as early as August 2016, Robinson said.

“4+1 Fellowship students from SUNY Canton will be able to take advantage our network of successful professionals who can give them experienced perspectives on their future career,” said Clarkson School of Business Dean Dayle Smith. “And with the merger of Union Graduate College into Clarkson University, students now have access to a global alumni network of 40,000 and even more electives and course delivery choices.”

For information about enrolling in SUNY Canton’s Management program, or its new relationship with Clarkson University’s MBA program, please contact SUNY Canton Admissions, (315) 386-7123 or email


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.


About Clarkson University

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

SUNY Canton Adds Golden Key Honour Society for Bachelor’s Students

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Golden Key SealTop students in SUNY Canton’s bachelor’s degree programs will now be recognized as members of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

The top 15 percent of third and fourth-year students in each of the College’s bachelor’s degree programs have been invited to participate in the College’s inaugural induction ceremony at 5 p.m., April 5th in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater.

“Our four-year student population is swelling,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “With the increase of students came the need for an honor society to recognize their dedication and commitment to education. We found the Golden Key Honour Society fit our needs and will enable us to grow and foster a continuing commitment to exemplary academics.”

The Golden Key International Honour Society offers its members over $600,000 annually through scholarship and award programs. The society also promotes College and community service opportunities to help students grow personally and gain leadership experience.

“When we began the transition to a four-year College nearly a decade ago we began seeing more students who wanted to participate in scholarly societies,” said Janice C Robinson, an Associate Professor of accounting and business and the primary faculty advisor for the local chapter of the society. “The Golden Key Honour Society places a great emphasis on leadership, mirroring SUNY Canton’s own educational values and ideals.”

She said she hoped many students who have earned acceptance into the College’s two-year honor society would join the College’s Golden Key chapter as they continue their education in four-year programs.

Golden Key International Honour Society was founded in 1977. There are approximately 375 chapters worldwide. In New York, there are Golden Key Chapters at Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University at Buffalo, United States Military Academy at West Point, Columbia University, among many other State University of New York and private colleges.

The College also has local chapters of: Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two year students; Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society for students in academic development programs; Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society for criminal justice and criminal investigation students; Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society for business, management and administration professionals; and Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society for students in engineering technologies.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

SUNY Canton Student Entrepreneur Wins National Leadership Award

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Karl Ortmeyer

Karl Ortmeyer, National Republican Campaign Committee Business Advisory Council member and SUNY Canton Business Administration student

Between studying business administration at SUNY Canton and running his own business, Karl Ortmeyer is accustomed to using his time productively.

The Potsdam native recently won a national leadership award through the National Republican Campaign Committee’s Business Advisory Council (BAC). As a result, he will be invited to participate in periodic strategy sessions and provide input on the economic and tax issues.

“Karl is a no-nonsense SUNY Canton student intent on making the most of his business courses,” according to Associate Professor of Accounting Janice Robinson. “He loves real world experience and prefers to work with motivated self-starters,” she said.

While studying for his degree, Karl has already begun his own computer consulting business, Liberty Information Resource Management. Ortmeyer said business is growing faster than normal start-ups. “We’re not making a killing, but I’m 21 years old and I have my own office.”

Ortmeyer will share his own experiences with the BAC to hopefully benefit all small business. “Small businesses are essential to the continued development of the American ideal of competitiveness and free trade,” Ortmeyer pointed out. “American small businesses have always driven the new ideas of this country.”

“Karl is utilizing his education to augment his business savvy,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Professor of Technology Management Charles Fenner. “He instantly grasps academic concepts and directly applies them to his business.”

Fenner went on to say that Ortmeyer does what he sets his mind to and will make an excellent politically active business advocate in both his pre- and post graduate careers.

Ortmeyer is an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and was on the President’s List for outstanding academics during the Fall 2006 semester.