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AGBU Young Professionals Network Pools Worldwide Resources to Donate $2,000 to American University of Armenia’s ACM Digital Library Subscription

Since 2001, the AGBU Young Professionals (YP) Network has lent its financial support to the American University of Armenia (AUA) in Yerevan by sponsoring its annual subscription to the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library. More than a decade later, the giving continues with support provided this year by YP Boston, YP Greater New York, YP Lebanon, YP Los Angeles, YP Orange County, and HAIK, a YP Partner organization in Frankfurt, Germany. In total, AGBU YP Groups and Partners have donated nearly $25,000 to this endeavor over the years.

“It is important for the AGBU Young Professionals to support AUA graduate students in their efforts to pursue their studies,” says YP Orange County Chairwoman Dora Gulesserian, whose group donated for the first time this year. “The ACM Digital Library is an invaluable resource in providing knowledge about the computing industry and we are happy to be able to direct funds to this important cause.”

Advancing the educational and research efforts of AUA graduate students and faculty, the ACM Digital Library is the ultimate resource to the computing industry, providing a vast collection of citations and full texts from current and archival journals, articles, and conference proceedings, both in print and online.

“I can attest to the importance of our students having access to inspirational information in their field of expertise,” shares Aram Hajian, Dean of the AUA College of Engineering. “The AGBU YP donation has helped enable our students to be aware of the most up-to-date scientific scholarship in computer science through the ACM subscription. I am happy to express my thanks and appreciation to the AGBU Young Professionals on behalf of the AUA College of Engineering. We highly value such examples of Diasporan support for Armenia’s institutional development and for AUA in particular.”

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers, students, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. Access to the latest publications via the ACM Digital Library is essential for AUA graduate students and faculty to further their scholarship and stay abreast of the changing trends in computing and information technologies.

“We are grateful to have the committed support of the global network of the AGBU Young Professionals,” remarked Dr. Bruce Boghosian, President of AUA.  “The AGBU YP sponsorship of the ACM has been steadfast over the years.”

Caption: AUA graduate students accessing online and in print the ACM Digital Library, which is sponsored annually by the AGBU Young Professionals to support their studies.

Established in 1906, AGBU (www.agbu.org/yp) is the world’s largest non-profit Armenian organization. The AGBU Young Professionals (www.agbu.org/yp) is a growing network of groups and supporters around the world who are committed to preserving and promoting the Armenian identity and heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs for young Armenians between the ages of 22 to 40.

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, nonsectarian, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia. Founded in 1991, AUA is affiliated with the University of California and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Through teaching, research, and public service, AUA serves Armenia and the region by supplying high-quality education in seven different major fields, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting democratic values. For more information, please visit www.aua.am.

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