Celebrating Student Scholars at
Two-Year Colleges - June 6, 2014

SUNY Ulster County Community College

"The Beacon Option"
This sample handout illustrates how you can encourage students to submit their classwork as Beacon entries.

"Preparing for Beacon: Mentoring High-Achieving Students at the Two-Year College"
This article, written by a co-director of Beacon 2008, outlines some of the procedures and the rewards that come with mentoring Beacon entrants.

Hotel Information

Conference attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. A block of rooms will be available at a special group rate at:

Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Nestled in the heart of the Shawangunk Mountains and surrounded by gorgeous Catskill views, the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa offers 270 well appointed guestrooms and suites, a challenging 18-hole championship golf course, and full service European health spa.
Hudson Valley Resort &Spa
$111.00 rate
Address: 400 Granite Rd, Kerhonkson, NY 12446
Phone:(845) 626-8888

For reservations, call the hotel directly at (845) 626-8888, and when connected, enter "zero" for the operator. To receive the special group rate, attendees must request a room under the Ulster Community College Rate.

PLEASE NOTE: Rooms at the group rate will be held for the Beacon Conference attendees until the "cut-off date" of May 20, 2014. The hotel may accept reservations after this date, BUT this will be on a space-available and rate-available basis only. The conference block may be sold out prior to the cut-off date, so please book early. Cancellations will be accepted up to 7 days before the check-in date. Check in time is 4:00 pm.

The room rate includes:

  • Use of the fitness center
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary wireless Internet service