Student & Alumni Testimonials


“The SUNY Orange Honors Program has prepared me for the demanding upper-level courses at a four year university due to classes that promoted thinking beyond traditional boundaries. It also allowed me to make lasting friends and the smaller class sizes provided me with closer relationships with professors who always facilitated an atmosphere of learning.”

Alexandra Slagle, ‘16

Transferred to SUNY Purchase



“The SUNY Orange Honors Program has prepared me for the workload of a four-year college. Rather than have to sit in large lecture halls during my first two years, I got accustomed to sharing my ideas with classmates in a small setting. This advantage has not only set me apart from other transfers, but also traditional students at American University.”

Will Perez, ‘14

Transferred to American University



“Although I was hesitant to join the Honors Program, doing so was the best decision I ever made. Being a part of the Honors Program strengthened my writing, gave me the confidence necessary for public speaking, and offered various opportunities through academic conferences and volunteer work. I was constantly learning and improving, inside and outside of the classroom. The small class sizes and class discussions made me feel like my voice was heard, and the Program as a whole provided me with a set of close-knit friends.”

Maggie Damken, ‘14

Transferred to Sarah Lawrence College


 

"My experience in the Honors Program at SUNY Orange was unforgettable. Never before have I witnessed such a close-knit family of students and professors so dedicated to each other’s success and well-being. The thoughtful and dedicated professors truly care about students’ achievement and are always willing to lend help where it is needed.

As a requirement for the program, the Capstone project was one of the most challenging—and rewarding—tasks I have ever taken on in my educational career. As one of the few students who were chosen to present at the Beacon Conference, I must say that it is an opportunity worth aiming to achieve. The Honors Program at SUNY Orange is unlike anything I have ever been a part of and I am glad to have experienced what the program has to offer—it was worth every second."

Brandon Klein, ‘12

Transferred to SUNY Cortland


"The Honors Program provides an enriching learning environment with classes that focus on conversation rather than listening to lectures. It provides great learning experiences with a close-knit group of students dedicated to their education and that of other students. They are willing to help one another succeed, as are the professors who participate in this wonderful program. All in all, I have no regrets about accepting my invitation into the SUNY Orange Honors Program and would do it again, if given the opportunity."

Britney Schoomaker, ‘12

Transferred to Dominican College