ASA: Armenian Students' Association

Armenian Students' Association Plans Centennial
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The Armenian Students Association of America, Inc. (ASA), the oldest continuing American-Armenian youth organization, founded June 23-25, 1910, has announced the establishment of a 100th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.

ARMENIAN STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION PLANS CENTENNIAL

Chicago : The Armenian Students Association of America, Inc. (ASA), the oldest continuing American-Armenian youth organization, founded June 23-25, 1910, has announced the establishment of a 100th Anniversary Commemoration Committee.

Chaired by George S. Yacoubian, Sr., of Pennsylvania, a devoted member and former chair of the ASA board of trustees, the committee has begun preparations for a national reunion and celebration in 2010. Two site committees have been appointed to investigate appropriate facilities in the Mid Atlantic and New England regions.Booklet, publicity and fundraising committees have also been established.

Committee members from Illinois to Massachusetts and as far south as Florida, representing the national scope of the organization's current and former leaders, include Beatrice Babgouni, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Hapet Berberian, Wellesley, Mass.; Zita Butler, Pawtucket, R.I.; George Chakoian, Lincoln, R.I.; and Singer Island, Fla.; Ginny Vart Darakjian, Chicago, Ill.; Dr. Karl Doghramji, Philadelphia; Betty Ekmanian, Yonkers, N.Y. and Boynton Beach, Fla.; Edward Eranosian, Cranston, R.I., and Boynton Beach, Fla.; Pauline Getzoyan, Lincoln, R.I.; Arthur Halvajian, Paramus, N.J.; Deran Hanesian, Montclair, N.J.; Carol Harootian, Worcester, Mass.; Dr. Michael Mensoian, Newton, Mass.; R. Carol Norigian, Boynton Beach, Fla.; Virginia Tourigian, Drexel Hill, Pa.; George S. Yacoubian, Sr., Broomall, Pa.; Nathalie Yaghoobian, North Providence, R.I.; and Ramon Zorabedian, East Greenwich, R.I.

ASA was founded in 1910 to encourage educational pursuits by Armenians in America, raise their intellectual standards, provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships and loans to deserving Armenian students, develop fellowship among them, cultivate in them the spirit of service in the public interest, and acquaint them and the entire American community with Armenian culture. Since the first scholarship grant was presented in 1952, well over $1 million has been awarded to over a thousand Armenian students in colleges and universities all over America.

In addition, ASA has annually recognized outstanding achievement by Armenians in their academic pursuits (Gold and Silver Medals), the humanities (Boyan Award), preservation of Armenian culture (Dadian Award), the sciences (Kabakjian Award), community life (Sarafian Award), and business (Zakian Award).


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