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Graduate Student Council Celebrates Election of New Representatives

YEREVAN, Armenia – On December 12, 2014, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Graduate Student Council (GSC) held a reception in celebration of its newly elected members. The GSC is comprised of 13 student representatives from various AUA colleges and schools.

The GSC serves as the official representative body of the graduate students of AUA, with their mission being to represent and promote the interests and welfare of the graduate students in university and governmental affairs, acting as a voice for their concerns, needs, aims and wishes.

AUA Provost, Don Fuller, stated “This is a talented group.  In their campaigns, they stressed values and interests such as mediation, volunteering, collaboration, equality, art, music and dance, commitment, engagement, change, organization, and improvement. They can make a difference. We look forward to working with them and are proud of their willingness to serve AUA. Together, we can go far.”

Members are elected by electronic voting by AUA students enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program and registered in a course of study.

Rubina Khachatryan, a newly elected member of the GSC, stated “The GSC recognizes the centrality and importance of the graduate students to the life and achievement of AUA, thus we are committed to improving the quality of their student experience. To fulfill this, we will take on the duty of organizing, endorsing and promoting organizations and activities of the graduate students as necessary and appropriate to provide opportunity and structure for student interaction, endeavors, and welfare.”

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.

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The Graduate Student Council (GSC) held a reception in celebration of its newly elected members

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