Philanthropic Support Fuels Growth for AUA Undergraduate Program

American University of Armenia

YEREVAN–The American University of Armenia (AUA) continues to garner overwhelming philanthropic support for its new undergraduate program, set to launch in the Fall of 2013.

Recently, AUA received $50,000 from Dr. and Mrs. Noubar Ouzounian of California and $25,000 from the San Francisco Armenian Professional Society.

AUA will utilize the generous commitment of $50,0000 by Dr. and Mrs. Ouzounian to build a strong foundation for the new Bachelor’s program.

“It is our intention to provide young Armenians the opportunity to obtain a world class education that will prepare them to compete on a global level and build for themselves and their country a brighter future,” said Dr. Ouzounian. “It was through my education at the American University of Beirut that I was able to elevate myself and have a higher standard of living. I would like to provide students in Armenia with the same opportunity through the American University of Armenia.”

The donation of $25,000 from the San Francisco Armenian Professional Society will enable AUA to outfit 5 mobile audio-visual carts to enhance undergraduate classes, lectures, and workshops.

“We believe in what AUA stands for and continue to support its mission for education and professionalism,” said Dr. Agheg Yenikomshian, president of the San Francisco Armenian Professional Society. “Our donation will make a positive difference in supporting the development of higher education in Armenia.”

The new undergraduate program is an unprecedented expansion that will quadruple AUA’s student body over the next five years.

“The university is proud to have supporters such as Dr. and Mrs. Ouzounian and the San Francisco Armenian Professional Society,” said AUA President Dr. Bruce Boghosian. “These gifts will allow AUA to further its mission of providing accessible, high-quality education for the next generation of Armenian professionals while making AUA a destination for international students.”

Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.

AUA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.

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