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Orange-Ulster BOCES At a Glance

BOCES programs and services assist local school districts in providing high-quality and varied educational opportunities that are also efficient and cost-effective.

Our Mission

The mission of the Orange-Ulster BOCES is to serve our component districts and community in the development of continuous learners who will be successful in meeting the challenges of living in our society today and in the future. We will accomplish this mission in a cost-effective manner with a dedicated, skilled, caring staff providing quality educational services in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment.

What is the history of the Orange-Ulster BOCES logo?


The current Orange-Ulster BOCES logo was created in 1991 by Alyn Krause, a graphic design instructor in what was then referred to as the Vocational-Technical Education Center (now known as Career and Technical Education - CTE). Alyn shared his prodigious talent as an accomplished graphic artist with thousands of students in his graphic design classes for more than 30 years. 
Alyn was asked by Emanuel Axelrod, Orange-Ulster BOCES District Superintendent, to design a logo capturing the spirit of cooperative education offered to students of all ages at Orange-Ulster BOCES.  The logo depicts a hand cradling two students looking toward a path that becomes arrows spreading out in different directions.  Orange-Ulster BOCES (the hand) provides the foundation and knowledge that enables its students to venture forth in any direction they choose.  The strong font delineating Orange-Ulster BOCES underneath the design was chosen to complement the dynamic image.   

Alyn took great pride in his profession as a graphic design instructor during his tenure at the Vocational Technical Education Center.  The essence of cooperative education and the limitless possibilities BOCES provides to its students were captured in Alyn’s iconic logo that has remained relevant and powerful since its inception decades ago.