Thanks to the Ulster Community College Foundation, education extends beyond the classroom at SUNY Ulster. As a cultural hub for the region, community members, students, faculty and staff enjoy live arts events, including musicians, writers and poets, and public lectures from renowned experts.

The Foundation’s programing strengthens and enhances the learning experience for students, and inspires achievement in both the cultural arts and academics.


Alumni Hall of Fame

Selection for induction into SUNY Ulster's Alumni Hall of Fame is based on professional and personal accomplishments, community service, and/or special or unique situations which qualify the individual as distinguished. Learn more

Anita Williams Peck Public Speaking Competition

Kingston High School students compete for scholarship awards for the best public speaking presentations. Each student delivers a five-minute persuasive speech on a current event topic before a panel of judges. Learn more

Annual Gala

Each year, the Annual Gala recognizes those who have given so generously for over the years to help the students of SUNY Ulster turn their dreams into reality. Learn more


Elizabeth Gross Lecture Series

The Elizabeth Gross Lecture Series is an annual horticultural series made possible through a bequest received by the Ulster Garden Club from long-term club member and Kingston resident, Mrs. Elizabeth Gross. Learn more


Ellen Robbins Poetry Forum

The Poetry Forum is an annual event which brings well known and award winning poets to SUNY Ulster for intimate question and answer sessions, as well as a special evening reading of their poetry. Learn more


Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Library Writer Series

The SUNY Ulster Herbert H. & Sofia P. Reuner Library Writers Series brings renowned writers to campus every fall. This is a truly unique opportunity for SUNY Ulster students and community members to hear award winning authors read from their work. Learn more


Krembs Family Innovation Award

The Krembs Family Innovation Award recognizes SUNY Ulster faculty and staff members who demonstrate their ability to propose and implement innovative solutions within the context of our mission at the College and/or who undertake work within the community that significantly improves a pre-existing condition. The application deadline for 2018 is Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Learn more, or apply or nominate someone for the award

Howard C. St. John Distinguished Lecture Series

The Howard C. St. John Distinguished Lecture Series was established in recognition of Howard C. St. John's many contributions to Ulster County. This annual lecture series features speakers who address issues of government, business, law, or public policy. Learn more


Larry Berk Artist-in-Residence Series

The Artist-in-Residence Series is dedicated to the late Larry Berk, Dean of Library and Information Services, who initiated cultural events that have brought renowned writers, artists, and musicians to the college and the community. This unique program brings an established regional artist to campus for an entire semester to present a series of events, open to the public. Learn more


Larry Berk Words and Music Series

The Words and Music Series is dedicated to the late Larry Berk, Dean of Library and Information Services, who initiated cultural events that have brought renowned writers, artists, and musicians to the college and the community. This series focuses on the multi-disciplinary blending of music and the spoken word. Learn more


Community Cares - Student Emergency Fund 

In Memory of Barbara A. Adams, Past President Emerita, this program helps the ever-rising financial needs of our students to ensure their success. Through the purchase of symbolic lights, donors help fund transportation, housing, books, and assistance. Learn more 


New Start for Women

New Start for Women is an innovative program to help women in Kingston and Ulster County who are living below the federal poverty level* or ALICE household survival budget** earn a one-year SUNY Ulster business certificate, leading to living wage employment and economic mobility. The program, along with community partners also offer a wide variety of support services at no cost, designed to help students overcome the numerous barriers to success they might face. Learn more


Own It! Entrepreneurial Women's Conference Series

The Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at SUNY Ulster and the NYS SBDC (NYS Small Business Development Center) present conferences for women entrepreneurs and dream-to-be entrepreneurs. Local experts provide advice, information and ideas used to grow your business. Learn more


Paths to Success: Alumni Panel Series

A series of panel discussions in which alumni successful in a variety of fields offer advice, insights, and inspiration to current students thinking about what career they would like to pursue. Learn More







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