Mansion on Middletown Campus to be Awash in Green Lights This Week

PHOTO: Morrison HallMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – In recognition of Veterans Day, SUNY Orange will "Green Light" Morrison Hall on its Middletown campus this week, alighting the stately mansion in green flood lights with green-lit candles adorning the building's first-floor windows.

The College's participation is in conjunction with the State University of New York's effort to highlight veterans in support of the "Green Light A Vet" program.

“Among the SUNY family, we are proud to count more than 12,000 students as well as many faculty, staff, and alumni who are active and veteran members of the military,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. “It is our privilege to join all Americans this week and throughout the year, as we honor the military personnel who have gone above and beyond to protect our freedoms and our country.”

A SUNY education is more accessible and affordable to veterans than ever before, with campuses throughout New York offering programs and services that are tailored to meet the needs of veterans and ease their transition back into civilian life, including for-credit prior-learning assessments of military experience, dedicated housing, mental health resources, veteran-specific websites or online tools, scholarships, peer mentoring, and more.

SUNY Orange offers services to assist its growing veteran population, including specialized academic advising, transfer counseling and personal counseling. Maureen Flaherty, a licensed mental health counselor, with training from the Center for Deployment Psychology, provides counseling for student veterans to assist in their re-adjustment to civilian life. She also serves as the designated academic advisor for student veterans and helps develop and implement their academic plans, as well as support their transition to college. She is also the faculty advisor for active Veterans Club chapters on both campuses.

Collaborations with veterans services agencies and organizations within the county also bring an added array of resources to the campus.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940