WOMEN TO WOMEN: FROM NEW JERSEY TO VANADZOR AND TALIN

On June 20th AGBU Yerevan staff visited Hye Geen Pregnant Women’s Center in Vanadzor to deliver colourful hats and blankets for new-borns, stitched with love and care by the women of New Jersey, US. The idea belonged to Mrs. Betty Cherkezian, who previously had organized a similar donation to the other two AGBU Hye Geen Centers in the cities of Yeghvart and Talin. It was very exciting to meet 23 young expectant mothers, 13 of whom were about to become mothers for the first time...

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AUA COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 2015

On June 6th, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) celebrated the graduating class of 2015 with the 23rd Commencement Ceremony. Trustees, faculty, staff, students, friends, and family members from around the world gathered in AUA’s Large Auditorium to honour the hard work and accomplishments of its newest graduating class. This year’s ceremony was led by AUA President Armen Der Kiureghian, one of the founders of the university, who has supported the institution’s development since its inception in 1991...

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AGBU CENTRAL BOARD MEMBER NOUBAR AFEYAN LECTURES AT AUA (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On May 25, 2015, the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted Noubar Afeyan, entrepreneur and innovator, for a talk on Entrepreneurial Innovations Transforming Health and Sustainability. The event was hosted by the College of Science & Engineering. Dr. Afeyan drew upon his 25-year career as inventor, CEO, and venture capitalist in presenting a thorough discussion on cutting edge innovations at the intersection of technology, life sciences, and health. “My purpose here is to encourage everyone to be innovative,” said Afeyan, citing the start-up company as one of the biggest innovations...

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AGBU PRESIDENT BERGE SETRAKIAN’S VISIT TO ARMENIA

Between May 25-29, AGBU President Berge Setrakian visited Armenia to attend a series of meetings and events. On May 26, President Setrakian participated in 2014 RA Presidential Award Ceremony at the RA Presidential Palace. The Presidential Awards - certificates with inscriptions and monetary awards - were conferred to the awardees for their significant contribution in the fields of literature and arts, architecture and urban development, sciences, humanitarian and social sciences, etc., by RA President Serzh Sargsyan and...

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TUMO X AGBU PARTNERSHIP TAKES OFF IN GYUMRI (VIDEO MATERIAL)

On May 25, Tumo Center for Creative Technologies expanded its reach and opened in Gyumri. Inaugurated by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the center is the result of a partnership between the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and the Simonian Educational Foundation. Upon the initiative of President Sargsyan, a telethon to raise funds for the launch of the center was implemented by Shant TV president Arthur Yezekyan last fall. During the opening event, Armenian youth toured the center along with the other guests...

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