“Having worked at AUA for a year made me more convinced that this is the institution that is doing a great job,” said Dr. Petrosian.
In 2015, Dr. Mirzayan met Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian, the President of AUA, and immediately realized that AUA was the best avenue in helping educate Armenia’s youth.
The highlight of the event was a 90-minute panel discussion moderated by Dr. Shakeh Kaftarian, who chaired the Empowerment of Girls and Women in Armenia conference at AUA in April 2017.
This past summer, Vahe and Nora had the pleasure of visiting campus as part of a University tour for the 100 Pillars of AUA.
In April of 2015, on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, Ara and Laura Dirtadian made a pledge to honor their grandfathers by establishing the Elia Kahvedjian & Arakel Dirtadian Scholarship at AUA.
Legacy giving allows donors to carry on their family names and values by establishing endowed funds that can honor the past and the future.
AUA hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health with several generations of the Turpanjian family present.
Zaven and Sonia Akian were welcomed to AUA with their family where they attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the building named in their honor.
This year’s Commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award was given to the AUA Trustee and major benefactor of the University “In recognition of extraordinary achievements and distinguished service in the advancement of education in Armenia,” as stated on the Commendation.
YEREVAN, Armenia – On May 12, Dr. Ara Tekian received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National