About ARCS Honolulu Chapter

Honolulu Women Leaders on a Mission

Women gathered for holiday teaARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter is an all-volunteer, non-profit orgnization that provides financial support to outstanding University of Hawai‘i students pursuing graduate studies and conducting research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.

Our members come from community, business, government and education sectors, united by our keen interest in things scientific and our strong commitment to advancing U.S. leadership in STEM fields … not to mention our delight in good company and fun events.

Join us! Contact Vice President for Membership Patty Lee at 808-261-1361 or arcshonolulu@gmail.com for more information.

Meet some of our exceptional members who have received ARCS Angel and ARCS Light Awards or read about our latest ARCS Scholars.

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Co-Presidents: Jacqueline Maly (chapter affairs), Cheryl Ernst (national affairs)
Vice President - Membership: Patricia (Patty) Lee
Co-Vice President - Membership: Jane Sbhoonmaker
Treasurer: Susan Moore
Recording Secretary: Roslyn (Roz) Pearson
Corresponding Secretary: Sui-Lan Ellsworth
Communications: Jessica (Jessie) Radovich
Scholar Relations: Mandy Chen
University Relations Director: Cheryl Ernst
Co-University Relations Director: Patricia (Patty) Fryer
Hospitality Director: Wendy Lagareta

Our 2022-2023 Calendar
Save the Dates (Note: Programs will be conduc"ted online until the pandemic eases):
Sept. 13 - Scholar alumna Dr. Heidi Hammel on New Views of the Cosmos with the James Webb Space "Telescope"
Oct. 18 - 2022 Scientist of the Year talk by Dr. Rachel Novotny on "Children's Healthy Living in the Pacific
Nov TBD - Hawaiian Stilts and Taro Fields
Feb. 13 - Heart of Gold Fundraiser Luncheon
Apr. TBD - ARCS Scholars Symposium
May 2 - ARCS Scholar Award Dinner
Download the Complete Calendar
PDF icon2022-2023Calendar.pdf


Scholar Alumna Pays it Forward

Pamela Hallock Muller, headshot“ARCS Honolulu Chapter provided recognition that my efforts and education were a worthwhile investment at a time when others could see little future for me.”

1976 Honolulu ARCS Scholar and Tampa Chapter member Pamela Hallock Muller was named one of 25 Top Women Professors in Florida. The University of South Florida marine scientist overcame gender discrimination and has mentored 60 graduate students, 10 of them from underrepresented minorities.

Award Makes Valuable Travel Possible

Jordan Posner in Stockholm“This was such a rewarding experience.  Without this award, attending this meeting would have been impossible.”

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa medical school student Jourdan Posner was able to give a short talk, present a poster and network with cutting edge immunologists at a 2016 Keystone Symposium on B Cells in Stockholm thanks to travel funds from her Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Award. Read more