Philanthropic Support Fuels Growth for AUA Undergraduate Program
Dr. Noubar and Tracy Ouzounian and Bay Area APS Lend Support to AUA’s Undergraduate Program
YEREVAN–The American University of Armenia (AUA) continues to garner strong philanthropic support for its new undergraduate program, set to launch in the Fall of 2013.
Recently, Dr. and Mrs. Noubar Ouzounian of California pledged $50,000 in support of AUA’s undergraduate program, additionally AUA received a $25,000 gift from the Bay Area Armenian Professional Society, also in support of the new Bachelor’s program.
“It is our intention to provide young Armenians the opportunity to obtain a world-class education that will prepare them to compete on a global level and build for themselves and their country a brighter future,” said Dr. Ouzounian. “It was through my education at the American University of Beirut that I was able to elevate myself and have a higher standard of living. I would like to provide students in Armenia with the same opportunity through the American University of Armenia.”
The donation of $25,000 from the Bay Area Armenian Professional Society will enable AUA to outfit five mobile audio-visual carts to enhance undergraduate classes, lectures, and workshops.
“We believe in what AUA stands for and will continue to support its mission for education and professionalism,” said Dr. Agheg Yenikomshian, president of the Bay Area Armenian Professional Society. “Our donation will make a positive difference in supporting the development of higher education in Armenia.”
The new undergraduate program is an unprecedented expansion that will quadruple AUA’s student body over the next five years.
“The university is proud to have supporters such as Dr. and Mrs. Ouzounian and the Bay Area Armenian Professional Society,” said AUA President Dr. Bruce Boghosian. “These gifts will allow AUA to further its mission of providing accessible, high-quality education for the next generation of Armenian professionals while making AUA a destination for international students.”
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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.
AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.