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Grants Boost SUNY Plattsburgh Entrepreneurship Program

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Nov. 22, 2010)—The SUNY Plattsburgh bachelor’s in entrepreneurship program is growing in both enrollments and program offerings.
Three external grant proposals have been funded in the past few months to enhance the entrepreneurship program, said Dr. Nancy J. Church, chair of the marketing and entrepreneurship.

The first grant – $5,820 from the Faculty Enrichment Program at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. – supports the development of a new course on Canadian entrepreneurship. The course will be incorporated into the entrepreneurship program and will be open to Canadian studies majors.

The second gift, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s FIPSE North American Mobility Program, is a four-year grant totaling $190,000, which will be shared with the University of North Dakota. The grant will provide support for student exchanges between the partner schools. Similar grants were made in Canada (for the University of Manitoba and Laurentian University) and Mexico (for Universidad de Guadalajara and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon).

The program will include six symposia hosted by the six partner schools, as well as courses in which students will investigate entrepreneurship practices in the host country and six innovation competitions.

The third grant, $5,500 from the Charles G. Koch Foundation, provides funding for the launch of a national honor society in entrepreneurship that will be housed at SUNY Plattsburgh – Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society.

Introduced less than a decade ago, SUNY Plattsburgh’s bachelor’s in entrepreneurship is the only four-year degree program of its kind within the SUNY system. For more information about the program or the new Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society, contact Dr. Nancy J. Church at 518-564-4169 or [email protected].

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