Celebrating 26 Years of Remarkable Friendship and Another Homecoming in 2019

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YEREVAN, Armenia, August 31, 2019 – For the Class of ‘93, AUA’s pioneer graduating class, coming together every year has become an annual tradition. Again this year, the group came together to mark the 26th anniversary of their graduation, many traveling from countries abroad to Armenia for the event.

Hosted by fellow alumnus Zakar Boyanjian at his summer house in Dzoragbyur, this was yet another happy occasion to gather and share professional and family updates, to reflect on class memories from the early 90s, to discuss current challenges in Armenia’s economic and political development, and to rejoice at their alma mater’s most recent successes and  developments. 

Those traveling from abroad  stopped by AUA to see the recently inaugurated Student Union and Faculty Center, to walk through the expanded campus facilities and to learn more about University activities. As noted by Garegin Manukyan, “It makes me so happy to see AUA grow in number of students enrolled and in size and facilities/services provided.” Personal messages from Marine Ghushchyan and Babken Mnatsakanyan to more recent graduates emphasized the importance of lifelong education and continuous learning from hands-on work experience, striving hard towards achieving professional and personal goals, and being entrepreneurial in the broader sense of the word.

These annual class reunions have become a great venue for this class and others to celebrate their ties with their alma mater and personal friendships that they have nurtured since their days at AUA. 

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, affiliated with the University of California, and accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission in the United States. AUA provides local and international students with Western-style education through top-quality undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, promotes research and innovation, encourages civic engagement and community service, and fosters democratic values.