SUNY Ulster Community Engagement

SUNY Ulster Community Engagement

A snapshot of Community Engagement and Applied Learning at SUNY Ulster

Hudson Valley Hurricane Helpers

SUNY Ulster nursing students galvanized a campus- and community-wide effort to help residents on Long Island who had been impacted by Super Storm Sandy in 2012. The “Hudson Valley Hurricane Helpers” made trips to Long Beach, the devastated home town of a SUNY Ulster nursing student, to deliver supplies and other donations, assist with cleaning and rebuilding homes, and offer emotional support. With support from the college, SUNY Ulster Nursing Club and other students on campus, the group also got the local business community and individuals involved in the cause.

Campus contact:
Lisa Schulte, Associate Professor of Nursing
845 688-1585
SchulteL@sunyulster.edu

Honoring Our Community, SUNY Ulster Promotes Reading

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, SUNY Ulster organized a book drive, “Honoring Our Community: SUNY Ulster Promotes Reading!” Students, faculty and staff donated hundreds of new and gently used books that will be distributed through The Lisa Libraries to local children whose families are served by social service agencies. 

Campus contact:
Kari Mack, Director of Library Services Learning Resources
845 687-5214
MackK@sunyulster.edu

SUNY Ulster “Design Stimulus” - Spurring Economic Development through the Arts 

SUNY Ulster arts students provided design services to local non-profits to help stimulate the local economy, while also gaining real-world experience. Design students have provided pro bono services to Ulster County Habitat for Humanity, Strand Community Organization for Rehabilitating the Environment (SCORE) and other local organizations.

Campus contact:
Sean Nixon, Graphic Design Program Coordinator
(845) 688-1588
Nixons@sunyulster.edu

SUNY Ulster

491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
(845) 687-5000
www.sunyulster.edu