Fresno State to Host Annual Armenian Studies Banquet

California State University, Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.—The Armenian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno, will hold its 26th Annual Banquet on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Fort Washington Golf and Country Club in Fresno.

This year’s Banquet will feature newly appointed Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro and his wife Mary. Dr. Castro was appointed as the eighth President of the University on August 1, 2013.

Dr. Castro joined Fresno State after holding several leadership positions at University of California campuses, most recently serving as vice chancellor, student academic affairs at UC San Francisco since 2010. In that capacity he was responsible for the leadership of a broad range of departments focused on enriching the educational experience of UC San Francisco’s talented and diverse student body. Castro also held the position of adjunct professor in the department of family and community medicine in the School of Medicine at UCSF.

2014 marks the 35th Anniversary of the Hye Sharzhoom newspaper and a reunion of editors and staff is planned for the day of the Banquet. Hye Sharzhoom is the newspaper of the Armenian Studies Program and Armenian Students Organization at Fresno State.

More than forty student recipients of Armenian Studies scholarships and grants for 2013-2014 will be recognized at the Banquet. Students who are graduating with a Minor in Armenian Studies will also be recognized.

The Armenian Studies Banquet brings together Fresno State students, faculty, administrators, and the community, to celebrate the achievements of the Program and its students.

The reception will begin at 5 pm, followed by the Banquet at 6 pm.

Tickets are available at $50 per person, with a special price of $25 for Fresno State students and Fresno State faculty. Reservations for tables of 10 are also being accepted.

For more information about the Banquet, please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559-278-2669.

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