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NAWP Inducts Dale Jones Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

dale squareThe National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Dale Sky Jones as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in education. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.


Instructor of the Month: Natalie Darves-Bornoz

Congratulations to Natalie Darves-Bornoz, OU's December 2015 Instructor of the Month!

What do you teach at Oaksterdam University?
I teach Outdoor Horticulture at Oaksterdam.  My classes include, Sustainability, Land Preparation, Site Selection, Strain Selection, Soil Science and Organics, Compost Tea Systems, Irrigation Systems and Economics.


Alumni of the Month: Anthony Wade Nelson Bey

Anthony Wade Nelson BeyCongratulations to Anthony Wade Nelson Bey, the featured December 2015 Alumni of the month!

Why I attended OU
Working in the cannabis industry has been a dream of mine 20 years in the making. In September of 2015, I began bringing this dream into fruition when I attended Oaksterdam University’s Basic and Advanced Classic Seminar at their campus in Oakland, California.

Business is booming at the Harvard of pot in California

WP post thumbBy Sara Solovitch, © The Washington Post

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jean Kennedy has a BS in biology and a master’s in special education. Now, she’s trying to decide what to do with her third degree: a certificate of achievement from Oaksterdam University, the Harvard Business School of marijuana.

The Emerald Cup

Emerald CupDecember 12 & 13
The Emerald Cup is Northern California's premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year's finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest.

Chancellor’s Chat: November 2015

dale squareOn Tuesday, Ohio’s legalization initiative went down in flames. Despite collecting over 320,000 signatures and spending $25 million, more than 65 percent voted “NO”.  The reason? The Ohio investor-funded and investor-controlled campaign was viewed as a stalking horse for business monopolies instead of reasonable cannabis reform to help Ohioans.
We cannot make the same mistake in California.


Quality Training for the Cannabis Industry

America’s first cannabis college was founded in the year 2007 to provide students with the highest quality training for the cannabis industry.  Since opening its doors, thousands of students have learned how to grow medicinal quality cannabis and have gained important skills needed for success in the cannabis industry.  OU’s faculty is comprised of the most knowledgeable and recognized names in the industry. With 150 active professors and instructors, our legal professors not only teach you about the law, they helped write the law.

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  • 4/20
  • Classic Semester
  • Classic Seminar
  • Elective
  • General
  • Holiday
  • Horticulture Semester
  • Horticulture Seminar
  • Oaksterdam Presents