Celebrating Student Scholars at
Two-Year Colleges - June 5, 2015

Rockalnd Community College, State University of New York

Beacon Conference History

The Beacon Conference was born in 1993 when Rockland Community College (NY), with a grant from the American Association of Community Colleges and the Kellogg Foundation, and in association with Bergen Community College (NJ), Brookdale Community College (NJ), Catonsville Community College (MD), Dutchess Community College (NY), Harford Community College (MD), Kingsborough Community College (NY), Middlesex Community/Technical College (CT), Nassau Community College (NY) and Westchester Community College (NY), organized two conferences for student scholars at two-year colleges in the mid-Atlantic region. Since then, the conference has been sponsored by a coalition of participating community colleges which take turns hosting this event each year the first Friday in June.

Host Colleges and Conference Proceedings

  • 1993 Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
  • 1994 Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
  • 1995 Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 1996 Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD
  • 1997 Westchester Community College, NY
  • 1998 Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
  • 1999 Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 2000 Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
  • 2001 Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
  • 2002 Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2003 Ulster Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
  • 2004 Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
  • 2005 Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
  • 2006 Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 2007 Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
    Conference Proceedings
  • 2008 Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
    Conference Proceedings
  • 2009 Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland
    Conference Proceedings
  • 2010 Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY
    Conference Proceedings
  • 2011 Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
    Conference Proceedings
  • 2012 Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
  • 2013 Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
  • 2014 Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
  • 2015 Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY