Honoring the Past, Empowering the Future

Honoring the Past, Empowering the Future

November 9, 2017

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.

Armenia’s Future, Your Legacy

Armenia’s Future, Your Legacy

November 4, 2017

Legacy giving allows donors to carry on their family names and values by establishing endowed funds that can honor the past and the future.

Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

Philanthropist Edward Avedisian Receives Inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation

June 14, 2017

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.