Fourth Floor of Tower Building Now Serves as Home to Adult and Continuing Education Staff and BOCES Welcome Center

NEWBURGH -- The Orange Ulster BOCES Adult and Continuing Education program has relocated to its new home on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. The two educational entities have entered into a contract that will keep Orange-Ulster BOCES’ strong Newburgh presence ongoing while also offering its students a chance to experience life on a college campus.

Effective July 1, BOCES moved its Adult Education Services to the fourth floor of the College’s Tower Building, located at One Washington Center on Lower Broadway. Adult Education Director Dr. James DelViscio and his staff now occupy office space in the Tower Building, while BOCES courses will be offered in SUNY Orange classrooms located in both the Tower Building and Kaplan Hall on the Newburgh campus.

For the past three years, BOCES’ Adult and Continuing Education programs operated in the West Street School owned by the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. OU BOCES first opened its doors to Adult Education students in Newburgh more than twenty years ago. Locating adult education programs in Newburgh has provided a valuable and accessible educational resource to thousands of adult students over the years.

“We are very grateful to the administrators and staff at SUNY Orange for so generously welcoming BOCES to share space with them at the beautiful Newburgh facilities. We are also extremely excited about the opportunities that this relationship now presents for our organizations to work more closely together on educational programming to benefit Newburgh and its residents,” explains Dr. DelViscio. “BOCES has had a wonderful period of growth in providing Adult Basic Education, ESL and health careers classes at its West Street facilities over the last three years, but getting a chance to work with the staff at SUNY Orange on a daily basis opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the kind of educational services that we can bring to the City of Newburgh moving forward.”

BOCES District Superintendent William Hecht concurs: “Establishing a presence on the Newburgh Campus of SUNY Orange will create many new opportunities for Orange-Ulster BOCES and the students we serve, now and into the future. Dr. Kristine Young, her faculty and staff have gone out of their way to establish a collaborative relationship that will last for many years to come. I am excited by the opportunity to work closely with SUNY Orange as we continue to create new and innovative programming for students.”

“Offering BOCES a suitable location on our Newburgh campus for its adult and continuing education headquarters is an idea that makes great sense for both of us,” adds Dr. Kristine Young, SUNY Orange president. “I look forward to expanding our relationship and further developing collaborations that benefit BOCES, its students and SUNY Orange. Over time, I see opportunities for seamlessly connecting the BOCES curriculum with advanced opportunities at SUNY Orange for BOCES students in the areas of non-credit certification training, academic programs and ESL courses.”

For more information about the Orange-Ulster BOCES Adult Education move to the SUNY Orange campus please call 845-781-6715, extension 1.

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