Pushing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Forward

Center – Channel Islands (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated president Suzanne Fussell, MD / Far Right – Judy Pfeil, Past President AAUW California / Far Left – Deanna Franke, Professor at Moorpark College and Sally Hibbitts, AAUW Thousand Oaks Branch President

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 the Channel Islands (CA) chapter of The Links, Incorporated (CIC) collaborated with the AAUW (American Association of University Women) in their Annual Brighter Horizon Math, Science and Technology Conference benefiting 578 students. CIC believes that it is beneficial to partner with other community-based organizations that share a similar platform. Implementing key partnerships improves the community’s awareness of these resources which should increase the reach and better impact the students within the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. 

Rock and Mineral Detectives presented by Moorpark Professor Peggye M. Ahlstrom – This workshop taught students how to identify rocks and minerals, how geologists find them, why they are important and learn about geology career options.






The Brighter Horizons Conference nurtures students’ interests in S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects to encourage them to consider careers in these fields. Students in 5th to 9th grades were invited to choose 3 different workshops with each being led by professional women who are experts in their field. Workshops included hands-on activities that demonstrated key concepts associated with S.T.E.M. related careers. All of the workshops are aimed at elevating student interest in topics including Forensic Sciences, Entomology (study of insects), Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry and Biochemistry.unspecified-7


CIC before we begin
Far Right – Pamela Perkins-Dwyer AAUW Camarillo Branch, President and member of the Channel Islands (CA) Chapter taking a break to capture this photo with other Link members
CIC members group photos at Brighter Horizon Event
Center – Channel Islands (CA) Chapter president Suzanne Fussell MD standing tall with other CIC executive board, chapter and alumna members






2nd Annual Symphony Fundraiser

Support Our Youth Support The Arts
                                                                       Support Our Youth Support The Arts

Join the Channel Islands (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated in their 2nd Annual Symphony Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the chapter’s Scholastic Achievement Award program for college bound teens. 

Sounds of the Ocean

Sunday April 10th

3:00PM – 6:00PM

The Grande Theatre

1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

       For Tickets and/or Information 

Call – Pamela Perkins Dwyer


Since our chartering in 1982, the Channel Islands (CA) Chapter has devoted their activities to the academic enhancement and/or the financial support for teens within Ventura and Santa Barbara county servicing areas. In addition, our Symphony Fundraisers align with our organization’s Arts Facet by supporting and expanding art activities. Also, under the leadership of The Links, Incorporated President, Glenda Newell Harris, M.D. we believe and recognize that the Arts are an important foundation to good mental health and can foster healthy connections by Building A Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for the Future.

Scholastic Achievement Award

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Scholastic Achievement Award -The Channel Islands (CA) Chapter, of The Links, Incorporated is currently accepting and selecting recipients for our 2016 Academic Achievement Award.
Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and proof of participation in community service activities. The student also needs to submit a personal statement/short essay about his/herself. Download the application for further directions, information on the requirements and how to apply.

The deadline for the application submission is April 16, 2016.

Click here to download the Scholastic Achievement Award Application