AEF to Honor Dr. Armine Hacopian and Hasmik Danielian

GLENDALE–The Armenian Educational Foundation will bestow Dr. Armine Hacopian and Hasmik Danielian with the Educator of the Year Award for 2004 during an October 3 luncheon. The Educator of the Year Awards along with the Lifetime Educator Achievement Awards recognize outstanding educators who have made exceptional contributions to the Armenian-American community.

Dr. Armine Hacopian has been in the field of education for 35 years as a teacher–ESL specialist–counselor–and administrator for Los Angeles–Burbank and Glendale Unified School Districts. She is a consultant for Guiding Leadership to Success Consulting and many other organizations. She holds two Masters–six credentials–many certificates–and a doctorate in educational leadership. She has taught graduate classes at numerous colleges and universities. Since 2001–she has served as a member of the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees–where she has also served as President of the Board. She serves on the Western Prelacy Board of Regents of California Armenian Schools and is also a member of the Armenian Relief Society. Dr. Hacopian was one of the co-founders of Chamlian Elementary School. She is married to Vahe Hacopian–a long-time community activist–and they have two children.

Hasmik Danielian has been in education since 1979–having worked for the Claremont School District and then Glendale Unified School District. She has been a tutor–teacher–teacher specialist–dean of students–assistant principal–and principal at both middle and high school levels. Danielian has earned an MA and multiple credentials. She has received numerous awards and recognitions through professional organizations and women organizations for her outstanding service and volunteerism. This past year–Danielian was selected by the Association of California School Administrators to serve on the prestigious Western Association of Schools and Colleges as a commissioner representing school administrators in California. She has served on the Western Prelacy Education Governing bodies. She is presently chair of the Education Council for the Davidian & Mairamian Foundation and provided leadership for the AGBU Generation Next mentor program. Some of the organizations Danielian has served and continues to serve include the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools–the Education Committee for Chamlian School–AEF Scholarship and Social Committees and many others. Hasmik is married to Glendale attorney Arsen Danielian and they have two children.

The luncheon will take place on Sunday October 3–2004 at the Sheraton Universal Roof Garden–Universal City–California at 1 p.m. Tickets could be obtained by contacting the AEF office at (818) 242-4154.

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