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Monday, 16 September 2013

AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN IN ARMENIA (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On September 4, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received Mr. Berge Setrakian, President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. A wide range of national and religious issues were discussed during the meeting. His Holiness Karekin II and Mr. Setrakian discussed their concerns about the continued challenging and escalating situation in Syria. Both underscored the critical need for...
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STUDENTS OF AGBU WORLDWIDE SCHOOLS VISIT ARMENIA

Students from AGBU schools around the world spend part of their summer holidays in their homeland. This summer, between June-August, 30 students from the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian School in Pasadena, 65 tenth and eleventh graders from the Manoogian-Demirdjian School in Canoga Park, 22 pupils of the Marie Manoogian School in Buenos Aires and 5 students of the Noubarian School in Montevideo visited Armenia. These visits connect students...
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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 ARI TUN PARTICIPANTS

The Ministry of Diaspora’s Ari Tun (Come Home) youth program hosted more than 1,000 Diasporan-Armenians, aged 13-20, from more than 30 countries, during the summer of 2013. The eight-session program began in June. Each session included 100-150 participants who enjoyed their unique opportunity to visit Armenia, make new friends, live with host families and strengthen their ties with their homeland....
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Tuesday, 03 September 2013

ARMENIAN ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS OF AMERICA HOSTS AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES IN PASADENA

As part of its continuing lecture series on science and engineering, the California-based Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) organized an interesting multimedia forum dedicated to the AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC), the unique online learning institution for Armenian education. The June 10 event was held at the Parsons Corporation in Pasadena, California. AESA Environmental Committee Chair Dr. Areg...
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Friday, 30 August 2013

AGBU ARMENIAN VIRTUAL COLLEGE FOUNDER DR. YERVANT ZORIAN VISITS ARGENTINA

Dr. Yervant Zorian, AGBU Central Board Member and Founder of AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC), recently visited the AGBU chapter in Córdoba, Argentina. While there, he met with the Chapter leaders and members of both the Youth League and the Ladies Committee. During this visit to the AGBU Chapter, Dr. Zorian presented the progress made by AVC, which, to date, has served over 2,700 students from 63 countries. He was very pleased to visit the...
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Friday, 26 July 2013

AGBU SPONSORS CONFERENCE OF ARMENIAN WRITERS COMPOSING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

On July 12, the 5th Conference of Armenian Writers Composing in Foreign Languages was launched at the Writers’ Creative House in Tsakhkadzor. This year’s theme was Globalization and National Identity. The conference, organized by the RA Ministry of Diaspora and Writers’ Union of Armenia, was sponsored by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the World Armenian Congress (WAC). AGBU has traditionally supported Armenian literature and writers around the world. Opening remarks were made by....
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Sunday, 21 July 2013

WORLD-RENOWNED PHOTOJOURNALIST SCOUT TUFANKJIAN AT AGBU YEREVAN OFFICE

World-renowned photojournalist, and author of the most’re-tweeted' photo in Twitter history, Ms. Scout Tufankjian generously volunteered her time to AGBU Armenia staff on June 6. Staff benefited from her years of experience and learned some tricks of the trade and professional secrets to taking better, more interesting photographs. During the two-hour seminar...
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Friday, 19 July 2013

20 YEARS LATER: AUA CLASS OF 1993 ESTABLISHES ALUMNI ENDOWMENT FUND (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Graduates of the American University of Armenia (AUA) have always been distinguished by their high levels of professionalism. Today, many of them hold top-level positions in both the public and private sectors, both in Armenia and abroad. It is gratifying that AUA graduates always try to keep ties with the university and, on different occasions, support the university’s ongoing and future projects and development. In 1993, AUA held its first commencement ceremony. Twenty years later, on July 12, 2013, those first graduates gathered...
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Monday, 24 June 2013

AGBU SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCELLENCE TO 22 UFAR STUDENTS

Since its establishment, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) has been a staunch supporter of education around the world. In Armenia, this has been no exception, with AGBU supporting many institutIons of higher education. Over the past ten years, the French University of Armenia (UFAR), and its students, have benefited from AGBU’s commitment to education. On June 21, at the Royal Tulip Grand Hotel Yerevan, two events were held: presentation of UFAR Alumni Yearbook and UFAR’s Certificate of Excellence presentation ceremony...
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Monday, 17 June 2013

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ARMENIA (VIDEO MATERIAL)

June 2 marked an important day for 124 students of the American University of Armenia (AUA). They received their Master's degrees and joined the family of AUA alumni, raising the number to 2,448 graduates. The commencement ceremony was attended by state officials, representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations, AUA faculty members, students and alumni, parents and guests. The Commencement began with the ceremonial procession of the Class of 2013, the President of AUA, Deans of the Colleges...
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