Will Answer Questions, Provide Information for SUNY Orange Students Looking to Pursue Bachelor’s Degree

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – When SUNY Orange announced its partnership with Franklin University’s Community College Alliance this past summer, the agreement opened an innovative new pathway for the College’s graduates to pursue their bachelor’s degree. Later this month, Franklin University representative Bob Morris will be on campus to answer questions and assist SUNY Orange students and graduates in navigating the Alliance’s application process.

Morris, Franklin’s director of community college relations, will be available by appointment in SUNY Orange’s Harriman Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 20 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.) and Wednesday, Feb. 21 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

In addition to scheduling appointments, Morris will set up an information table in Harriman Hall on those two days. Students are also encouraged to visit the information table with a copy of their transcript for a free preliminary credit evaluation. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Morris via email at, call toll free 1-888-341-6237 (ext. 6050) or visit (this link will take you away from the SUNY Orange web site).

Through the Community College Alliance, SUNY Orange students can earn their bachelor’s degree online, without having to leave Orange County. After completing their associate’s degree at SUNY Orange, students take bridge courses (approximately 24 semester hours) on campus at SUNY Orange and online classes (minimum 40 semester hours) through Franklin University to earn a bachelor of science degree in one of 15 majors, including: accounting, applied management, business administration, business forensics, computer science, digital communication, financial management, forensic accounting, healthcare management, human resources management, information technology, management, management information sciences, marketing and public safety management. An innovative 17- month MBA also is available online.

Adults throughout the nation have responded enthusiastically to the convenient online format and the ability to fit classes into their daily schedule. Students are able to access Franklin’s resources via the internet or by phone. Franklin’s resources include academic advising, a help desk and a library system. Each student also is assigned a student services associate who provides support and guidance by answering questions about transcripts, financial aid or how to purchase textbooks.

Franklin University serves more than 10,000 students annually through its on-campus programs in Columbus, Ohio, and the Community College Alliance. More than 230 community colleges in 31 states and Canada have teamed with the university. In 1999, Franklin was named as one of 15 educational organizations nationwide for a U.S. Department of Education pilot project, which ensures that federal financial aid is available to students pursuing college degrees through distance learning.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940