AGBU PLEDGES CONTINUED SUPPORT BY LAUNCHING NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR AUA STUDENTS

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) will be awarding scholarships to qualified AUA students. AGBU, as one of the founding organizations of AUA alongside the University of California and the government of the Republic of Armenia, has been involved with the university since its inception in 1991. In addition to its continuous financial support to the school, the 2014-2015 academic year will launch AGBU’s new scholarship program, an act of generosity that they plan to continue every year. 10 undergraduates and 20 graduates were selected to receive scholarships...

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AGBU DEPLORES THE RECENT COMMUNICATION OF THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

The Armenian General Benevolent Union has always been watchful and supportive of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem as we believe it is one of our most important spiritual and national institutions in the world in terms of our heritage, and because of the prominent status the Armenian Apostolic Church maintains in the cradle of Christendom. We also believe that it is of utmost importance to maintain strong relations between the Patriarchate and the Mother See based on mutual respect, Christian spirit and recognition of the supremacy of the Mother See of Etchmiadzin as the head of our Armenian Apostolic Church...

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CHILDREN’S CENTER OPENS IN GYUMRI

On December 4th, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians arrived at the Shirak Diocese, where he presided over the opening of the Gyumri Children’s Center. It is the 8th Children’s Center operating under the auspices of the Mother See and the Armenian General Benevolent Union. The center was renovated and upgraded thanks to a generous donation by Mrs. Sandra Shahinian-Leitner, USA. His Holiness was...

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AGBU PARTICIPATES IN UN VOLUNTEER DAY FAIR

On International Volunteer Day, the UN Yerevan Office organized a Volunteer Fair at its Headquarters to promote volunteerism among young people and introduce organizations that provide volunteer opportunities in Armenia. More than 20 local and international organizations participated in the fair. The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU with a long history of volunteerism, was among the organizations that received an invitation to participate in the UN Volunteer Fair. AGBU Yerevan Summer Internship Program Associate Director Anna Aghajanian and AGBU Diasporan Youth Programs Coordinator Hermine Duzian...

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“I AM IMPRESSED. I WILL LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK TOGETHER”, JOHN HEFFERN AFTER VISITING AVC

“Hi, I am representing the U.S. Government in Armenia”, said the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern, as he exchanged a few words with Karmoon Khoo, a Singaporean girl from Australia, who has been learning Armenian at AVC for several months. John Heffern visited the Armenian Virtual College on November 24th. The informal meeting was held with the Founder and President of AVC Yervant Zorian, Academic Director Hasmik Khalapyan...

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