Officers & Directors

Honolulu Chapter Leadership

ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter is an all volunteer organization led by an elected board of directors. The board meets monthly through the academic year, August through May, with planning meetings or retreats during the summer.

2016–2017 Officers and Directors
President Patricia (Patty) Lee
VP Membership Pat Cooper
Recording Secretary Stephanie Laws
Treasurer Diana Wehrly
Corresponding Secretary Carol Wood
University Relations/Communications Cheryl Ernst
Scholar/Alumni Relations Sui-Lan Ellsworth
Immediate Past President Cheryl Ernst


Fire Ants Spark Membership

fire ants on chopstick“I believe we play a part in making our world a safer and healthier place to live. My part may include encouraging talented science students to stay in their fields through the awards that we give. ”

Ann Ho joined the Honolulu Chapter after hearing an ARCS Scholar talk about teaching school children to monitor invasive fire ants with peanut butter and a chopstick.

Bred in Hawai‘i: The ARCS Anthurium

ARCS AnthuriumThe ARCS anthurium was bred by University of Hawai‘i horticulturalist Haruyuki Kamemoto and named in honor of the ARCS Foundation in recognition of the Honolulu Chapter's support of graduate students in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and other University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa programs.