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


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 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. All events are open to the public. Learn more


Lights for Learning

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 


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









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