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A Message from Jill Bray

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020

Hello Everyone,

I was delighted and honored to be sworn in as the 2020-2021 President of ARCS Phoenix Chapter this week via Zoom.  Many thanks to Dawn Carson Senger and the outgoing board members for the wonderful job they did.  I’m looking forward to working with the new board and the membership to further our goals.  

Thank you to everyone who was on the Zoom call.  Several on the call asked thoughtful questions and Jane Lawson and Libby Crouch had updates on their scholars, which were nice to hear.  I’m so glad those relationships are continuing to develop despite missing out on the chance to celebrate our scholars this past April.   

We certainly do find ourselves in unusual times but, as I said on the call, we will continue with our mission to support our scholars and their scientific achievements.  We will continue working to strengthen our relationships with our three university partners.  Communication with our schools and our scholars will continue.  I plan to reach out to all of our University partners soon to check in with them and let them know that we continue to support them.  

Our goals can be achieved even without the ability to meet in person.  That being said, I truly do look forward to the day when we can gather in person to enjoy each other’s company and get to know our new members, Danielle Davis and Betsy Thornton.  The social bond of this group is one of the things I enjoy most and I miss it.

I wish you all the best.   I hope to see you soon.

Jill Bray
President ARCS Phoenix Chapter