Suffern, NY (May 15, 2013) The
Board of Trustees of The Salvation Army recently announced the
organization’s School for Officer Training (SFOT), located in Suffern, NY
will change its name. The SFOT will officially be renamed The Salvation
Army College for Officer Training (CFOT).
In December 2004 the New York State Board of Regents
accredited the school as a degree conferring institution. At that time the then
School conferred an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies. In April of 2012
the NYS Board of Regents authorized the College to change the degree and
graduates now are awarded an Associate Degree in Applied Science.
The Salvation Army will celebrate the official name change
June 14, 2013 in conjunction with the commencement of the 2013 graduating
class. The Commencement Speaker is Commissioner Torben Elliasen, The Salvation
Army’s International Secretary for the Americas and Caribbean.
The College for Officer Training (CFOT) provides an
intensive 2 year program which includes rigorous academic classes and practical
ministry experiences. The graduates are Commissioned and Ordained as
Lieutenants in The Salvation Army and assigned to Ministry Centers in the
Northeastern United States and Puerto Rico.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an
evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in
1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for
130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive
assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of
social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill.
Eighty-two cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support
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