UCLA Armenian Student Association Celebrates 60th anniversary with Alumni Reception

WESTWOOD–The UCLA Armenian Student Association (ASA) will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the organization’s founding with an alumni reception on Sunday–May 22 on campus.

Established in 1945–the ASA has continued to strive to spread Armenian history and culture throughout the UCLA student community. Whether it is planning a cultural performance–a genocide awareness event–or a social mixer–the ASA has consistently put together quality programming to serve the student community. This year–the organization decided to not only give back to the students–but to fellow alumni as well.

The networking event will include guest speakers and a photo slide show highlighting various years throughout ASA history. Proceeds from the program will be used towards various UCLA ASA programming and to build a school in Armenia.

The alumni reception will be held at the Kerckhoff Grand Salon on UCLA’s campus. Through networking–the ASA has attempted to get in contact with a number of UCLA alums and former ASA members to take part in the event.

"A project like this hasn’t been attempted in recent years?this is something that the ASA has decided to put together to give back to the community," said program coordinator Maral Karagozian. "It was a great challenge to start from scratch and attempt to locate as many former ASA members as possible."

Tickets for the event are $20–which includes appetizers and wine. Please RSVP as soon as possible at leblebouh@yahoo.com or by calling (626)372-4630.

The UCLA ASA is one of the oldest Armenian-American student groups in the United States. This year marks the 60th anniversary of its existence. The UCLA ASA seeks to cultivate a true understanding and appreciation of Armenian history–heritage–and culture through cultural–social–and recreational activities.

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