It was a crisp fall evening for the 2021 Fall Party at the home of Leslie and Skip Petter. With nearly 100 guests attending, the party was a joyous outdoor gathering to celebrate the beginning of the new ARCS year and to welcome our four outstanding new members Barbara Bazzel, Beth Cabrera, Rebecca Gupta, and Gina Lim.
President Leslie Petter welcomed the group and VP Membership Patty Reid introduced the new members. Special Events Chair Betsy Kazazian and Chair-elect Ann Taylor created a fabulous Fete Française which was beautifully carried out by Mary Hataway’s Soiree Catering and Events.
Leslie Petter with Rebecca Gupta, Beth Cabrera Barbara Bazzel and Gina Lim
Ann Taylor and Kathryn Graves
Becky Riley, Caroline Moise, and Anne Gieryn
Caroline Handin and Debbie Liss
Frances Swensson and Jim Hinkle
Haig Kazazian and Corrie Johnson
Janie Skinner, Patty Reid, Cyndae Arrendale, and Petter Pomeroy
John Higley, Haig and Betsy Kazazian
Leslie Petter and Sally Hinkle
Margaret Turk & Deeede Stephenson
New members Rebecca Gupta, Beth Cabrera, Barbara Bazzel & Gina Lim
Sally McDaniel Marcia Donnell, Anne Easterly
Susan Higley, Beth Maguire & Jim Hinkle
Leslie Petter addresses the members
Thanks from Scholar Laura Redmond
"I want to thank you again for supporting my career development, and I look forward to encouraging the development of future scientists as an ARCS Scholar Alum."
Thanks from Scholar Kevin Yehl
"I was very fortunate to be selected as one of this year's ARCS scholars... I plan to pursue an academic career in chemistry... Your support will allow me to continue my biomedical research in developing novel strateigies to treat drug resistant cancers and cardiovascular diseases... Again, thank you so much for your support of the sciences and post graduate education, both of which are very important in keeping America competitive..."
Thanks from Scholar Kira Newman
"I can only begin to express how grateful I am for the freedom to pursue an independent line of research without having to worry about how I will pay for the necessary lab supplies or training. This award is allowing me to answer broader and more valuable questions than I had previously thought possible... Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity, and belief in my potential as a scientist."