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ADAA Unveils Kondazian Award for Armenian Stories

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) recently unveiled the Kondazian Playwriting Award for Armenian Stories that specifically honors stage plays on Armenian themes. ADAA is accepting scripts for this award until April 24, 2016. In keeping with ADAA’s mission to project [more...]

April 12, 2016 // 0 Comments


Rostom Sarkissian Appointed Director of Development of EyeCare Project

Project Looks Forward to an Exciting Year of Development and Growth in Anticipation of 25th Anniversary NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—The Armenian EyeCare Project (AECP) recently announced the appointment of Rostom Sarkissian as the organization’s director of development. Sarkissian is a Los [more...]

April 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

2016 AEF Board of Directors

AEF Announces 65K Donation to SARF, Scholarships to Refugee Students

GLENDALE, Calif.—At its 65th Anniversary Gala, the Armenian Educational Foundation (AEF) announced plans to donate $25,000 to the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund’s (SARF) telethon on Feb. 21, specifically to support struggling Armenian schools in Aleppo, and $40,000 in scholarships to Syrian [more...]

February 16, 2016 // 0 Comments


Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State to Hold 28th Annual Banquet

FRESNO, Calif.—On Sun., March 6, the Armenian Studies Program of California State University, Fresno, will hold its 28th Annual Banquet at the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club in Fresno. This year’s banquet will feature Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, the newly appointed dean of the College [more...]

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Author Chris Bohjalian (Photo: Aaron Spagnolo)

NAASR LA Leadership Circle Event to Feature Bohjalian and Nazarian

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will hold a special event featuring best-selling author Chris Bohjalian acclaimed filmmaker Eric Nazarian, and award-winning filmmaker and director Dr. Carla Garapedian as Master of Ceremonies, on Sat., Feb. 27, in Los Angeles, [more...]

February 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

'SERVICE Armenia’ participants and local children in Vanadzor following the construction of the Vanadzor Park play structure

Paros Now Accepting Applications for ‘SERVICE Armenia’ 2016

BERKELEY, CA—Applications are now available for the Paros Foundation’s SERVICE Armenia 2016 program, which will run from June 23 to July 24. The program enables young people to travel and tour Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh), while engaging in meaningful service projects benefiting [more...]

February 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Mary Papazian

SCSU President to Lead San Jose State

Mark Ojakian, the president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, recently announced that Mary A. Papazian will resign as president of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) effective July 1, 2016, and will become the 29th president of San Jose State University. [more...]

February 4, 2016 // 2 Comments

William Saroyan

ADAA Announces Judges for Saroyan/Paul $10,000 Playwriting Prize

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) recently announced the honorary jury for the 2016 cycle of the biennial Saroyan/Paul $10,000 Human Rights Prize in Playwriting. Rob Drummer The judges are Rob Drummer, associate dramaturg and director from the Bush Theatre in London; [more...]

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

(L to R) Honorable Jack Hadjinian, Alex Manoukian, proud grandmother Loucine Beshdikian.

Mesrobian High School Junior Appointed Montebello Youth Commissioner

MONTEBELLO, Calif.—Armenian Mesrobian High School junior Alex Manoukian was sworn in as youth commissioner for the City of Montebello by Mesrobian Alumnus Councilman Jack Hadjinian on Jan. 14. Manoukian becomes the third consecutive Mesrobian High School student to serve in the position. (L to R) [more...]

January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

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