Alumni

Shahane Mnatsakanyan (MPH ‘17) Presents Her Master’s Project in Belgium

YEREVAN, Armenia – From November 28-30, Shahane Mnatsakanyan, a 2017 alumna from the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health, presented part of her thesis project at the MediPIET (Mediterranean Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training) annual scientific conference in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of this year’s conference was “Regional […]

AUA Alumnus David Akopyan Appointed as UNDP Country Director in Syria

The American University of Armenia (AUA) is proud to share that one of its first graduates, David Akopyan (MBA ’93), has been appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director in Syria and will assume his duties in early November 2017. He will be leading the UNDP programme and operations teams at one of the most critical junctions of the UNDP’s history in Syria.

Kristina Akopyan (MPH ’13) Earns German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship

Kristina Akopyan (MPH ’13), alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a scholarship to conduct a research project that aims to facilitate automatization of characteristics measurement in liver imaging in two-point Dixon and Multi-echo Dixon MRI sequencing techniques.

AUA Alumna Facilitates Technovation Armenia

Narine Abazian is the President and Founder of Women and Information Society NGO, and a graduate from AUA’s Industrial Engineering Program. Her organization, whose mission is “to contribute to the integration of women and girls in the Information Society of Armenia” is responsible for the fact that, since 2012, Armenia has celebrated International Girls in ICT Day (Information and Communications Technology). Recognition of this day works to encourage and empower girls to pursue careers in ICT.

Karine Minasyan (MPH ’15) Earns German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship to Conduct Research at Charité Medical University in Berlin

Karine Minasyan (MPH ’15), alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a year-long research scholarship (2017/2018) to conduct the research project entitled “Study of Thyroid Dysfunction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus” at the Department of Endocrinology, Charité University Hospital (Berlin, Germany).

SPH Alumni Present Thesis Work During Empowerment of Girls and Women in Armenia Conference

Yerevan, Armenia – American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health’s (SPH) alumni Yelena Sardaryan (MPH ‘13), Dr. Zaruhi Arakelyan (MPH ‘16), and Dhamodharan Ramasamy (MPH ‘16) were competitively selected to make a presentation during the Empowerment of Girls and Women in Armenia conference.

AUA Researcher Valentina Gevorgyan (MPSIA ’11) Becomes a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at University of Fribourg

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis Research Associate Valentina Gevorgyan (MPSIA ’11) has been accepted to the University of Fribourg to pursue a Doctoral Degree in Political Science. Her dissertation will explore the civil society – public institutions relationship in the […]

Mher Beglaryan (MPH ‘13) Publishes Article in International Journal of Medical Informatics

YEREVAN, Armenia - American University of Armenia (AUA) Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH) alumnus Mher Beglaryan (MPH ‘13) published an article entitled “Development of a tripolar model of technology acceptance: Hospital-based physicians’ perspective on EHR” in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Nare Karapetyan (MSCIS ‘15) Admitted to University of South Carolina

YEREVAN, Armenia - This month, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Zaven and Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering (CSE) is proud to announce that Nare Karapetyan, former student of the Master of Science in Computer and Information Science (MSCIS) program is currently studying to receive a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina (USC)

Emil Babayan (LLM ‘01) Appointed Advisor to President of Artsakh

YEREVAN, Armenia— On February 6, American University of Armenia (AUA) alumnus Emil Babayan  was appointed Adviser to Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Babayan has served as the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Armenia since 2013. After serving in the RA Armed Forces, Mr. Babayan graduated from the AUA LL.M […]

AUA Alumnus Suren Galstyan MPH (2015) Published One Part of His MPH Project in the British Food Journal

AUA MPH Alumnus Suren Galstyan, MS, MPH (2015) has published an article on barriers and facilitators of a hazard analysis critical control point based food safety management system (HACCP FSMS) adoption in the Armenian dairy industry in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed British Food Journal.

The U.S. and AUA Alumni Chess Tournament 2016

YEREVAN, Armenia – In keeping with the established tradition of joint sports events, the U.S. Alumni Association of Armenia and the AUA Alumni and Career Development Office (ACDO) organized a chess tournament on 19 November, 2016. A one-day chess tournament took place in Tigran Petrosyan Chess House and was facilitated and arbitrated by professional chess players and referees.  Zaven Andriasian, Armenian Chess Grandmaster, joined […]

Nare Navasardyan (AUA MPH 2016) Presents Her Master Project in Austria

Vienna, Austria – An alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (SPH) Nare Navasardyan (MPH 2016) was competitively awarded a Short-Term Conference and Travel Grant by the Galouste Gulbenkian Foundation to attend the ASPHER Young Researchers Forum, a pre-conference event of the 9th European Public Health (EPH) Conference, which took […]

AUA Hosts 2016 Alumni Reunion

YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 16, 2016 the American University of Armenia (AUA) held its annual Alumni Reunion, bringing together the classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011. The evening was one of overwhelming emotions, music, dance, reunion, and community. The events began in the Akian Gallery, where alumni gathered to lead a roundtable discussion […]

PSIA Graduate Goes to Cambridge

YEREVAN, Armenia – American University of Armenia (AUA) Political Science & International Affairs (PSIA) 2015 alumna Armine Bagiyan has been admitted to the MPhil program in the Development Studies at Cambridge University. Her studies are fully funded by scholarships received from Cambridge and other foundations. She will start her studies from the Fall 2016 academic semester.  […]

U.S. Embassy Organized a Joint Sporting Event for Alumni From AUA and U.S. Government-sponsored Exchange Programs

YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 10, the AUA Alumni and Career Development Office (ACDO) and the U.S. Alumni Association of Armenia organized a unique sport and social networking event for alumni from U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs and alumni from American University of Armenia (AUA). This was the first  joint sporting event organized by the U.S. […]

AUA School of Public Health Publishes on Blood Lead Levels of Children in Metal Mining and Smelting Communities

YEREVAN, Armenia – On September 8th, 2016 the BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health, an open access peer-reviewed journal, published the article “Risk factors for children’s blood lead levels in metal mining and smelting communities in Armenia: a cross-sectional study”, which looked into the impact of environmental pollution with heavy metals through anthropogenic activities – metal […]

Keeping up with our Alumni: Greta Avetisyan (MPSIA, 2014)

Greta Avetisyan graduated from the Yerevan State University with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. Later on she was admitted to the American University of Armenia (AUA) and completed the Political Sciences and International Affairs program. Like much of the student body, Greta decided to continue her education at AUA because she knew […]

Syrian Armenian teaches English in a region after successfully graduating from the American University of Armenia

When bombs start falling, most people aren’t thinking about getting an education. Setrag Hovsepian, however, was; and that made all the difference. Setrag, known as Seto to his family and friends, graduated this past June from the American University of Armenia (AUA) Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Master’s Program. Delivering the valedictorian’s speech […]

International AUA Alumni Continue to Support the University’s Mission, and Make Way for the Next Generation of Students

In anticipation of the upcoming 20 year reunion of the American University of Armenia (AUA) class of 1997, last September, a few alumni members gathered to celebrate a special 20th anniversary trip from when they all initially met titled, “Since We Met”. The anniversary trip took place in Niagra Falls, Canada, where alumni and their […]

AUA MPH Alumni Arman Tsaturyan and Kristina Akopyan Publish an Article in the Central European Journal of Urology

American University of Armenia (AUA) Master of Public Health (MPH) 2013 Alumni Arman Tsaturyan and Kristina Akopyan published an article on the experience of application of a rare surgical technique by replacement of long ureteric strictures using buccal mucosa graft in Armenia.

AUA Alumna Ani Movsisyan MPH (2013) Published Her MPH Project in the Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment

American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (MPH) Alumna Ani Movsisyan MPH (2013), MSc, DPhil candidate has published her MPH master’s thesis project in the Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment.

Discussing Workforce Productivity and Preventing Corrupt Practices with the President of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia Dr. Makaryan

YEREVAN, Armenia - On April 28th, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Office of Alumni Relations and Career Development hosted a public lecture led by President of the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA) Dr. Gagik Makaryan.

Arman Tsaturyan (MPH 2013) Publishes His MPH Master Thesis on Risk Factors of Postoperative Complications after Radical Cystectomy

AUA MPH Alumnus Arman Tsaturyan, MD, MPH (2013) has published his master’s project that explored the risk factors for complications after radical cystectomy in Armenia in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed open-access journal SpringerPlus.

California Lecturer Hopes to Help His Students at AUA “In Every Way I Can” To  Find Their Desired Jobs in Armenia After They Graduate

YEREVAN, Armenia – As soon as she completed her MBA at the American University of Armenia (AUA) in June 2015, Lady Luck shone on Mariam Grigoryan; she was hired by Triada Studio, as a marketing and public relations specialist. Triada Studio is a Yerevan-based creative production and post-production company, best known for Shadowmatic, an imagination-stirring puzzle that […]

AUA MPH Alumnus Receives Calouste Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship for PhD Studies at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

YEREVAN, Armenia - American University of Armenia School of Public Health alumnus, Vahe Khachadourian, MD, Master of Public Health (MPH), has been granted the Calouste Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship to continue his studies at UCLA.

CSE IESM Alumni Begin Work for Rainbow Dental Laboratory

YEREVAN, Armenia – The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to share that two alumni from the College of Science & Engineering (CSE)’s Industrial Engineering and Systems Management (IESM) program, Narine Khachatryan and Mane Shahinyan, have recently begun work at Rainbow Dental Laboratory, an American company with a well-known dental lab in San Francisco that has been operating for over 25 years.

Ruzanna Grigoryan (AUA MPH 2007) Earns Chevening Scholarship as an Outstanding Scholar with Leadership Potential

YEREVAN, Armenia - Ruzanna Grigoryan, an American University of Armenia (AUA) Master of Public Health (MPH) 2007 graduate, has been admitted to the one-year Master of Science program in Philosophy and Public Policy for the academic year of 2015-2016 at the London School of Economics and Political Science, one of the highly ranked universities in social sciences in the world.

Opening Night of President Armen Der Kiureghian’s “Reflections in Watercolor” Raises $7,500 for Alumni Endowment Fund

YEREVAN, Armenia – On June 24, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) Akian Gallery welcomed staff, faculty, students, alumni, and friends for the opening night of “Reflections in Watercolor,” a new art exhibition by AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian.

TCPA Assistant Director Invited to Be a Special Editor of the Caucasus Analytical Digest

YEREVAN, Armenia – Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan, Assistant Director of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian Center for Policy Analysis (TCPA) was invited to be a special editor of the most recent issue of the Caucasus Analytical Digest Journal on Civil Society.

PSIA Faculty and Alumna Begins Carnegie Research Fellowship in Denver, Colorado

YEREVAN, Armenia –The American University of Armenia (AUA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan, a 2002 alumna and current faculty member of the Political Science and International Affairs (PSIA) program, has begun her Carnegie Research Fellowship, a four-month fellowship in the United States, funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

AUA Alumni and Leadership Gather, Honored with Presence of Louise Manoogian Simone

NEW YORK CITY – On December 11, 2014, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) hosted an informal meet and greet in their New York offices with American University of Armenia (AUA) alumni and important members of AUA leadership, including President Dr. Armen Der Kiureghian and Vice President of Development Lorraine Alexander.

AUA MPH Alumna Publishes Her Master Project in Internationally Ranked Peer-Reviewed Journal Health Care for Women International

AUA MPH Alumna Ruzanna Grigoryan, MD, MPH (2007), has published her master’s project exploring the reasons for Armenian women’s high satisfaction with objectively poor quality childbirth services in the internationally ranked peer-reviewed academic journal Health Care for Women International.

Alumna Ruzanna Grigoryan (MPH ‘07) Granted 2014 Universal Rights Award

YEREVAN, Armenia - On June 19, 2014, alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Dr. Ruzanna Grigoryan (MPH ’07) won the Civic Activism Award, along with Karen Harutyunyan, Vahe Gevorgyan and Lilit Petrosyan, in recognition of their outstanding efforts in pursuing transparency and accountability in public decision making as organizers of the “We Pay 100 Dram” movement.

AUA Alumni Gather for Reunion Week 2014

YEREVAN, Armenia – Continuing the reunion tradition established by the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s first graduating class, the Class of 1993, on July 7-11, 2014, AUA hosted Reunion Week 2014. The week of festivities brought together members of the Classes of 1994, 2009, and 2004 to celebrate their 20th, 10th, and 5th reunions, with alumni traveling from all over the world to attend.

Alumni Reunion Celebration

To continue the tradition established by the Class of 1993, this year AUA will once again be hosting an Alumni Reunion Celebration. This time we will be celebrating the reunion of three classes. You are cordially invited to join the Classes of 1994, 2004, and 2009 for their 20th, 10th, and 5th reunion celebrations.

AUA SPH Article Investigates Armenia’s Progress in Reducing Tobacco Consumption

By the AUA School of Public Health YEREVAN, Armenia – Alumna and Senior Researcher at the American University of Armenia (AUA) School of Public Health (AUA SPH) Dr. Narine Movsisyan (MPH ’97) recently published an article in the peer-reviewed open access medical journal BMJ [British Medical Journal] Open, in collaboration with one of the world […]

Why Do AUA Alumni Give Back to AUA?

YEREVAN, Armenia – Alumnus of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Petros Keshishyan (Earthquake Engineering ’93), currently living in the United States, recently took the time out of a short visit to Armenia to give back to AUA by hosting a seminar entitled “Catastrophic Risk Modeling – Basic Principles” at AUA’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE) and by hosting a Dinner with Six Strangers event.

Dinner with Six Strangers Program Brings Alumni Back to AUA

YEREVAN- The Dinner with Six Strangers alumni mentoring program, initiated by the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Office of Alumni Relations and Career Development Office, continues to reconnect alumni with their alma mater. On January 24, 2014, alumna Gohar Khachatryan (PSIA ’05) hosted a dinner event with a group of graduate and undergraduate students from different academic departments and years of study.

AUA Alumni Share Their Professional Experience with MBA Students

YEREVAN, Armenia –On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Office of Alumni Relations and Career Development invited two alumni, Narine Badanian (MBA ’96) and Karine Sarkissian (MBA ‘93), as special guests to participate in a discussion for the International Strategic Management course currently offered in AUA’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The discussion centered around the case entitled “Cola Wars Continue: Coke and Pepsi in 2010.”

ACCOLADES: Arpine Sargsyan, Alumna, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

YEREVAN, Armenia – An alumna of the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language (MA TEFL) program Arpine Sargsyan, along with former AUA Professor Dr. SIvakumar Sivasubramaniam, recently published a paper entitled “Using Literature to Promote Language Learning: Issues and Insights for Implementation in Armenian Settings” in The Asian EFL Journal, an international peer-review journal.

ACCOLADES: Tatevik Sargsyan, Certificate in Translation Program Alumna

YEREVAN, Armenia - The Certificate in Translation program is proud to announce that our alumna Tatevik Sargsyan is involved in the translation and editing of the films shown during this year’s SunChild International Environmental Festival in Yerevan, which is a biennial event organized by the Armenian Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets and the only environmental festival in the South Caucasus region.

Media Coverage: 20th Anniversary Celebration of AUA First Graduation and Launch of Alumni Endowment Fund

This July the Class of ‘93 celebrated its 20 year reunion by joining forces to initiate an Alumni Endowment Scholarship Fund. It was truly inspiring to meet with the first graduates of AUA and to see that their dedication to the university has not waivered after so many years. We are proud to have initiated the first ever […]

AUA Students, Faculty, and Alumni Compete in Community-Wide Soccer Tournament

This month, alumni, faculty, and students of the American University of Armenia (AUA) gathered for a series of soccer games at the Russian-Armenian Slavonic University. The games, organized by Student Council, culminated with the final tournament on Sunday, June 16, 2013. The tournament was a student-led initiative aiming to bring together the AUA community. Eight […]

AUA Alumni Elected to Leadership Role in World Federation of United Nations Association

YEREVAN–AUA alumni Armine Podosyan has been elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). http://www.wfuna.org/ Podosyan, a 2011 graduate of the American University of Armenia’s Master of Public Health (MPH) Program, was elected at the 40th WFUNA Plenary Assembly on November 10, 2012 in Rio de […]

AUA MPH Alumna Publishes Her Master Project in the Journal of Interventional Cardiology

Master of Public Health (MPH) alumna of the  American University of Armenia (AUA)  and lead author Seda Aghabekyan, MD, MPH (2009) and her coauthors Michael E. Thompson, MS, DrPH, Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Adjunct Associate Professor at AUA and Lusine Abrahamyan, MD, PhD, MPH […]

AUA MPH Alumna Granted Universal Rights Award at US Embassy

On June 4, 2012, the Embassy of the United States in Armenia, Counterpart International, the Embassy of Great Britain in Armenia, OSCE, and the European Union (EU) organized an award ceremony devoted to universal rights in Armenia. The members of the environmental civil initiative were among the awardees, including Ruzanna Grigoryan (American University of Armenia, […]

DEP Alumni Publications

The DEP is proud to announce that DEP MA TEFL alumni Tatevik Zargaryan and Karine Baghdasaryan were invited to publish their Master’s theses The Impact of Voki on EFL Learners’ Speaking Performance: The Influence of an E-learning Tool on EFL Learners’ Speaking Performance and The Impact of Digital Storytelling on EFL Learners’ Speaking Skills: Reinforcing […]

College of Health Sciences at the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

Drs. Narine Movsisyan and Arusyak Harutyunyan of the AUA College of Health Sciences (CHS) received competitive full scholarships to present the CHS tobacco control work at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Towards a Tobacco-free World – Planning Globally, Acting Locally, in Singapore (March 20-24, 2012). The World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) […]

DEP Alumni Publish in Leading Journals

The DEP is proud to announce that DEP MA TEFL graduate Gayane Manukyan was invited to publish her thesis The impact of portfolio assessment on learners’ achievement, with LAP Lambert Publishing in Germany.  Her study set out to investigate the extent to which portfolio assessment impacted learners’ achievement, learning process, and attitudes towards learning English.  […]

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