SUNY Orange

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Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange)
Orange County Community College seal.jpg
Motto If you have the dream, we have the way!
Established 1950
Type Community college
President William Richards
Undergraduates 6,162
Location United States Middletown, NY, US
41°26′24″N 74°25′37″W / 41.439863°N 74.426923°W / 41.439863; -74.426923Coordinates: 41°26′24″N 74°25′37″W / 41.439863°N 74.426923°W / 41.439863; -74.426923
Campus Suburban
37 acres (0.15 km2)
Colors navy blue and orange         
Athletics www.sunyorange.edu/athletics
Nickname Colts
Affiliations National Junior College Athletic Association, Region XV, Mid-Hudson Athletic Conference
Website www.sunyorange.edu
SUNY Orange Logo.jpg

SUNY Orange, or Orange County Community College, is a unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) offering two-year associates degrees and certificates. The college has two campuses in Middletown, New York and in Newburgh, New York. The college also offers additional courses at Warwick, Port Jervis, and Central Valley. The college is one of the top ten two-year nursing colleges in the SUNY system.[1] SUNY Orange is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The College employs an open enrollment policy in which any student who applies for admittance to the College is accepted. SUNY Orange also provides a wide array of non-credit classes for community members seeking personal enrichment, career advancement, technical or professional certifications or additional training.

History[edit]

In 1945 Orange County did not have a college and, except for West Point, there was no college from New York City to Schenectady, New York, west of the Hudson River.[2]

The research for a permanent college did not begin until 1948 and a site needed to be chosen for the college. The site finally chosen was the Webb Horton House and property, the 'mansion' at the Middletown campus. The mansion was built by Webb Horton and was left to his cousin, John H. Morrison, upon his death. Mr. Morrison's wife, Mrs. Christine Morrison, lived alone after the death of her husband in 1946. In 1950, she donated the mansion and property to become the home of Orange County Community College.[3]

The College was founded in 1950, opening its doors to 160 students and making it the first county-sponsored community college in the SUNY system. It was also the first community college in the nation to offer a two-year nursing degree program.[4]

When it opened, the College consisted of just two buildings, Morrison Hall and Horton Hall, on 14 acres. Today, it has 12 buildings at the Middletown campus, and two buildings at the Newburgh campus.[5]

Campuses[edit]

SUNY Orange comprises of two campuses. The main campus in the city of Middletown, New York and the Newburgh campus, situated on the banks of the Hudson river. SUNY Orange also offers classes at three satellite locations at Monroe-Woodbury High School, Port Jervis High School and Warwick Valley High School.[6]

Morrison Hall - SUNY Orange Middletown Campus
Looking out over the Hudson River from Kaplan Hall, on the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus.
Looking at the Tower Building on the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus.
Looking at the Gilman Center for International Education on the SUNY Orange Middletown Campus

Organization and administration[edit]

President: Dr. William Richards

Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Heather Perfetti
Vice President for Student Services: Mr. Paul Broadie
Vice President for Institutional Advancement: Mr. Vinnie Cazzetta
Vice President for Information Services: Dr. Jose Bernier
Vice President for Administration and Finance: Ms. Roslyn Smith [7]

Academic profile[edit]

SUNY Orange offers a total of 39 associates degrees and certificate programs.[8] The college currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students annually.[9] The college has matriculation agreements with over 30 four-year institutions, which allows for easy transfer for those SUNY Orange students graduating with an associate's degree.[10]

Student Life[edit]

The college's student activities office arranges entertainment, sporting events and trips each semester at both campuses.[11] The college also has an Alumni Relations office which holds events specifically for alumni throughout the year.[12] The college also has a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society for two-year colleges.[13]

The Middletown campus offers a dental clinic,[14] fitness studios, swimming pool, soccer and softball fields, computer and tutorial labs, child-care facilities, theatre, gymnasium, art gallery, gaming rooms and cafeteria on-campus. The Newburgh campus also has its own child-care facilities, fitness room, cyber cafe, art gallery, and gaming room.[15]

Community programs and events[edit]

SUNY Orange offers a wide variety of programs and events to the local community. The colleges Continuing and Professional Education department offers G.E.D. programs, industry certifications and personal enrichments programs.[16] The ENCORE program offers classes for life-long learners over 50.[17] The college allows free auditing of classes for community members 60 or above.[18] The college's Cultural Affairs department has a variety of exhibits, lectures, master classes, theater performances and concerts each semester which are open to the public.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NYSED.GOV "New York State RN NCLEX Results: 2008-2012", NYSED.GOV, Retrieved on 27 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Orange County Gets a College". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Orange County Gets a College". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Orange, SUNY. "About SUNY Orange". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Quick Facts". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Satellite Centers". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Organization Charts". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Degree and Certificate Programs". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Look up an Institution". IPEDS Data Center. National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Articulation/Transfer Agreements by Institution". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Student Activities BOA Events". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Alumni Relations Events". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Phi Theta Kappa". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dental Clinic". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "SUNY Orange Catalog". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Browse CAPE Courses". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "ENCORE Program". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Special College Programs". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "The Arts at SUNY Orange". SUNY Orange Website. SUNY Orange. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 

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