ARCS member and past president of ARCS Honolulu Chapter, Patty Lee wanted to avoid a big party for her eightieth birthday. So instead of cake, balloons, and confetti, Patty spent her milestone birthday hiking along the remains of the world’s largest Roman artifact, Hadrian’s Wall, surrounded by the magnificent English... Read more
Oregon State University (OSU) President Ed Ray has created a permanent endowment to fund an ARCS scholar at OSU in memory of his wife, Beth, a former ARCS member. President Ray’s gift of $100,000 to create the endowment was announced on October 22, 2019, at the annual ARCS Oregon luncheon... Read more
The holiday season brings many beloved traditions. From gift shopping to family gatherings, the season is filled with hustle and bustle. This was the experience of two ARCS Atlanta members, Susie Deyo and Debbie Liss, until their holiday season took on new meaning in 2009.
After watching television news coverage... Read more
Members from each of the other 14 chapters arrived in Portland in September, as the Oregon Chapter of ARCS Foundation hosted the All Members Conference (AMC) at The Nines Hotel. Sherry Lundeen, the national ARCS president, led the All Members Conference.
Speakers from ARCS Oregon partner universities wowed the conference attendees from... Read more
A fresh sense of energy is flowing through ARCS San Diego Chapter. The Chapter recently celebrated a major milestone: distributing more than $10 million in local scholar awards over its 35-year history, while maintaining an endowment of more than $2.5 million. How did they do this? The answer lies... Read more
In a new proactive leadership initiative that other chapters can adopt or adapt, ARCS Metro Washington Chapter (MWC) has been participating in “Women in STEM” events held by its partner universities. The initiative is a “win–win” for the chapter and the university students, increasing awareness and visibility of ARCS in... Read more
When ARCS Foundation announced the 2019 Every Chapter Challenge, Minnesota Chapter President Barb Goergon saw an opportunity. This initiative of National would enable Chapters to increase donor networks and potentially receive the winning cash prize of $2,500 for its scholar fund. For ARCS Minnesota Chapter, this meant a chance to... Read more
Although one of ARCS newest Chapters, ARCS Minnesota has established itself as a leader in carrying out ARCS Foundation’s mission. By creating a strong sense of community, the chapter inspires former scholars to give back to the Foundation that supported them by becoming Chapter members.
"ARCS Foundation has been a wonderful part of my life after retirement" states Kathey Plenge, the Phoenix ARCS Light of 2019. A native of Tennessee, Kathey graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1964 and did her Neurology Residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona... Read more