St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) is pleased to announce a new articulation agreement to support the transfer of honors program students from SUNY Orange into the STAC Honors Program.
“STAC is passionately committed as part of our Strategic Vision to ensure ‘Access and Affordability’ for all students so that they can reach their full potential and make a profound difference in the world,” said STAC President Ken Daly. “Our partnership with SUNY Orange will offer honors students the perfect blend of academic programming, faculty engagement, rigorous coursework, and experiential learning opportunities to foster a seamless transition and timely completion of their degrees.”
Interested students must meet all SUNY Orange Honors Program requirements, including holding a 3.5 GPA, and must apply to STAC to be admitted into its Honors Program. If accepted into STAC Honors Program, full-time students are eligible to receive up to a $30,000 scholarship per academic year as well as the opportunity to study at Oxford University in the summer between their junior and senior years, with all academic expenses paid. The STAC Honors program also features required experiential learning and internship experiences.
According to Dr. Kristine Young, SUNY Orange president, “Honors students at SUNY Orange seek out and accept a challenging curriculum, and they excel while doing so. This agreement with St. Thomas Aquinas assures SUNY Orange Honors graduates who wish to remain in the Hudson Valley during their academic journey have a pathway to continued academic rigor, research experiences, and other opportunities that STAC will afford them. I’m confident our graduates will contribute greatly to the STAC community. This is yet another collaboration that unites SUNY Orange with great partners across public and private higher education in our efforts to empower student success by equitably linking our students with their aspirations.”Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are being accepted until July 1. Interested applicants should reach out to Kaitlyn Healy, Associate Director of Transfer Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or Meghan De Witt, Director of the Honors Program: Recruitment at email@example.com.