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College Presentation Highlights Curriculum, Employment Options, Admissions Requirements

Health Professions Information Night crowdNEWBURGH, N.Y. – More than 60 people, including at least 36 prospective students, packed the Assembly Room at SUNY Orange’s Newburgh Extension Center Monday night (Dec. 4) to investigate the College’s varied health professions offerings during Health Professions Information Night.

Coordinated by Lindsay Amodio and Edmund Lugo of the Admissions Office, and featuring brief remarks by a majority of the department chairs among the College’s nine health professions departments, the two-hour session included a formal presentation as well as a question-and-answer session.

Prospective students were informed of the specific admissions processes for their respective departments of interest; provided statistics on employment opportunities and successful job placement trends for SUNY Orange graduates; given overviews of the nine health professions departments; and presented an information kit with background on the College, financial aid, assessment testing and general admissions requirements.

SUNY Orange’s nursing, radiologic technology and dental hygiene programs are among the most competitive at the College, in terms of the number of annual applications received versus the limited number of slots available, and that trend continued Monday for those programs. Because of the competitive nature of many of the health professions programs (nursing received approximately 700 applications for 160 seats last year, radiologic technology generated nearly 220 applicants for 24 slots and dental hygiene saw 120 applications for 20 spots), students were also informed that they must have all necessary application paperwork filed and tests taken by Feb. 1, 2007, to be considered for enrollment in the Fall 2007 semester.

“We had a really good turnout. It seems each time we hold an information night, we get more people,” said Roberta Smith, chair of the College’s dental hygiene department. “It’s vital that we have a presence in Newburgh. Most times, this is our only personal contact with folks in the eastern pat of the county because it might be difficult for them to drive to Middletown because of work and family obligations.

“We were able to take our presentation to them. The health professions are very popular right now and a lot of people are seeking information, and this allows us to clarify things for them so they understand our programs and what they are getting into,” Smith added. “This type of event is so worthwhile for our health professions departments.”

For more information SUNY Orange, including the health professions programs, contact the Admissions Office at (845) 341-4030.

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Mike Albright
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