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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.

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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.