A scene from the networking seminar hosted by the ANCA Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program and the AGBU Young Professionals D.C. chapter. (Photo by Alina Sarkissian)

ANCA, AGBU YP Partner in Networking Seminar

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Young Professionals (YP) D.C. chapter joined forces recently to offer a hands-on training seminar for Washington-based public policy [more...]

July 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

George Avakian

Colgate University Awards Honorary Doctorate to George Avakian

HAMILTON, N.Y.—George Avakian, a legendary jazz producer, recording industry innovator, and music historian, received an honorary Doctor of Letters from Colgate University at Colgate’s 2014 commencement on May 18. George Avakian “George Avakian has provided the soundtrack for generations [more...]

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

From Top Left: Tamar Alexanian, Raffi Karakashian, Anahis Kechejian. Front Row: Alina Sarkissian, Inna Mirzoyan, Sevan Agopian.

ANCA Interns Take Washington DC by Storm

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) 2014 “Leo Sarkisian” interns quickly immersed themselves in the full range of Armenian American advocacy activities, as the program kicked off its 29th season of youth leadership training in the nation’s capital. [more...]

July 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Guests with Ambassador Mnatsakanyan (third from right)

ARF, ARS Hold Reception in Honor of Amb. Mnatsakanyan

NEW YORK (A.W.)—On Thurs., June 26, community leaders gathered at a reception hosted by Virginia Davies and Willard Taylor to welcome Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, the Republic of Armenia’s newly appointed ambassador to the UN. Guests with Ambassador Mnatsakanyan (third from right) Attending the event, [more...]

July 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

Participants in the luncheon

ARS ‘Agnouni’ Hosts Mother’s Day Luncheon

NORTH BERGEN, N.J.—The annual Mother’s Day Luncheon sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) “Agnouni” Chapter of New Jersey is always an event not to be missed, which held true again this year when, on Wed., May 14, more than 100 supporters attended the event at the elegant Waterside [more...]

June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Scholarship recipient Ani E. Bournazian

Virginia D. Bandazian Scholarship Fund Announces Recipients for 2014

After her passing in 1997, the heirs of Virginia D. Bandazian—Ardemis B. Jerikian, her daughter, Melanie B. Kerneklian, her daughter, and Bedros C. Bandazian, her son, and their respective spouses, John M. Jerikian, Dr. Murad Kerneklian, and Estelle G. Bandazian—established the Virginia D. [more...]

June 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Former Chairs of  ArmenBar

Bar Association Elects New Leadership at Annual Meeting

NEW YORK—With the installation of a veteran and dynamic leadership team at its Annual Meeting in New York, the Armenian Bar Association continues into its 25th year of service to the Armenian Diaspora and to the Homeland. Former Chairs of ArmenBar The Armenian Bar Association’s Executive [more...]

June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Dr. and Mrs. Raffy and Vicki Hovanessian, Hirant Gulian, Mrs. Reyhan Baydemir, Mayor Osman Baydemir, and Dr. Ohan Karatoprak at the St. Giragos Benefit Evening held in New Milford on May 17.

Benefit Evening Raises Funds for Dikranagerd’s St. Giragos Church

NEW MILFORD, N.J.—A fundraiser earmarked for the continued restoration of the St. Giragos Church in Dikranagerd (Diyarbakir) took place on Sat., May 17 at Hovnanian School’s Banquet Hall in New Milford. (L-R) Dr. and Mrs. Raffy and Vicki Hovanessian, Hirant Gulian, Mrs. Reyhan Baydemir, Mayor [more...]

June 4, 2014 // 1 Comment

Dallaire speaking (Photo by Sara Brown)

‘Chhange’ Colloquium Features Witnesses to Genocide

LINCROFT, N.J.—On May 14, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College (Chhange) held its 32nd annual Colloquium at the Collins Arena on the Lincroft campus. This year, the Colloquium was held in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the [more...]

May 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

A scene from the event

NJ ARS Chapters Raise Funds for ‘Women of 1915’

Women are, very often, the backbone of society. During the Armenian Genocide and its immediate aftermath, both Armenian women and those from different countries intent on helping the Armenians were instrumental in saving the lives of the innocent. This is the premise of the new documentary by [more...]

May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

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