The city of Pittsburgh has been remade and reimagined. Hence the theme of our next retreat: “Pittsburgh Alchemy – Steel to Digital Environments,” scheduled for May 13-17, 2020. Elaine Davis, Carol Stockman, and Janie Wilson have been busy planning behind-the-scenes visits to parts of Pittsburgh not accessible by the average... Read more
Sherry Lundeen will take the reins as President of ARCS Foundation National on July 1 for a two-year term. Sherry was selected by the Nominating Committee of ARCS Foundation after serving on the Board as the President of ARCS Foundation Atlanta, and as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of... Read more
The 2019 ARCS Foundation Atlanta Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 8, at the Margaret Mitchell House. During the meeting, the membership approved the proposed Board slate, and Susan McGonigle explained how our partner universities select the scholars for the Atlanta Chapter.
During the May Membership Meeting, Nominating Chairman Sara Jean Burke presented the following leadership slate to the ARCS Foundation Atlanta membership. The slate was approved as presented. Congratulations to the new leadership team!
One of my favorite jobs as ARCS Foundation Atlanta President is making the site visits to all of our partner schools each spring. Organized by University Relations co-chairs Carolynn Cooper and Linda Kay McGowan, we travel to each school to meet with school officials and review ARCS guidelines and deadlines.... Read more
It has been a year since the investment advisement of the Endowment Fund was transitioned to Montag & Associates, and Louise Yeoman, Endowment Funds Chair, says the results have been good! Since then, the Endowment Committee has implemented a formal investment policy and worked with Montag & Associates to rebalance... Read more
Congratulations to Nancy Chambers who was named as 2019 ARCS Light during the January General Membership Meeting! Nancy has served as Assistant Treasurer, VP-elect and VP of Finance/Treasurer, and VP-elect and VP for Funds Development within the Atlanta ARCS chapter. For ARCS National, she has served as VP of Communications,... Read more
In late October, twenty-eight ARCS members enjoyed a guided tour of The David J. Sencer CDC Museum. The museum’s mission is to educate visitors about the value of prevention–based public health, while collecting, preserving, and presenting the CDC’s rich heritage and vast accomplishments. Our guide was the former Communications Director... Read more
One of our six 2018 new members, sponsored by Suzy Wasserman and Beth Finnerty, is Vikki Millender-Morrow. Prominent in Atlanta’s business and cultural community for more than two decades, Vikki currently serves as the President & CEO for the National Black Arts Festival. The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is... Read more
ARCS Foundation Scholar Erin Baker says that her scholar award changed her life. While conducting graduate research on the immune system in the genetics department at UGA, Erin encountered a roadblock. She needed a way to build upon analyses typically performed in a culture dish so she could understand how... Read more