YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 9th, an official delegation from Pasadena, California, led by City of Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Pasadena City Councilmember and Vice Mayor John J. Kennedy, and several accompanying officials visited the American University of Armenia (AUA) for a tour of the campus and informal meeting with students. The delegation was also comprised of several members of the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee, along with Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education President Mr. Vruyr Boulghourjian and other local elected officials from the cities of Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Glendale, together with members of the Pasadena Chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America and other prominent community leaders, residents, supporters and friends.
The guests were given a tour of the university by AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian, who acquainted the delegation with the university’s history and variety of facilities, providing them with a glimpse of student life at AUA. The delegation then participated in an informal meeting with students, including several American students, in the Akian Art Gallery.
The delegation’s visit to AUA was part of an 11-day in depth visit to Armenia, including a 3-day visit to Pasadena’s Sister City of Vanadzor.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.