Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State to Hold 22nd Annual Banquet

FRESNO—The Armenian Studies Program of California State University, Fresno, will hold its 22nd Annual Banquet on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at the Fort Washington Golf & Country Club, 10272 N. Millbrook, in Fresno.

This year’s Banquet will feature the United States premiere of a film, “William Saroyan’s Will,” directed by Grigor Harutyunyan. Hayk Film Studio in Armenia produced the movie in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fresno’s native son, William Saroyan. The fascinating film brings never before seen footage of Saroyan and also interviews with family and friends.

More than forty-five student recipients of Armenian Studies scholarships and grants for 2009-2010 will be recognized at the Banquet.

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

During the past several decades the Program has gained national and international recognition, for its wide range of courses offered, research conducted by faculty, and for student involvement in a variety of programs.

The reception will begin at 5:00PM followed by the Banquet at 6:00PM.

Tickets are available at $50 per person, with a special price of $25 for Fresno State students and Fresno State faculty.

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

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