Author Archives: Pattyl Aposhian-Kasparian

Chamlian School 40th: Our Roots Run Deep

Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. They are male and female, young and old, bi-lingual and multi-lingual. They are raised wealthy and poor, obtain advanced degrees or drop out of college. Studies have been unable to identify any type of consistent similarity among these people. If you ask me, early school discipline and environment play a substantial role in leadership.

ANCA-WR Announces Mike Sarian as 2014 Gala Sponsor

Half past nine Thursday evening– after a full work day, a visit to the ANCA WR Open House and a restaurant’s soft opening, Mike Sarian looks slightly tired. As he pulls up a chair to join me and ANCA WR Annual Gala Banquet Committee Chair Arsho Beylerian for a post meeting “meeting”, he unbuttons his collar, loosens his tie and takes his suit jacket off as he sinks into his seat.

A Great Legacy to Follow

I hate the lack of control over my body’s physical reaction to pain—not the pain of a torn meniscus or a bumped shoulder, but pain that makes you sick to your stomach, changes your breathing pattern and makes you wish your heart was numb to all feelings

Behind the Scenes at the ANCA 2012 Telethon

There’s an adage that says Washington is run by a bunch of 20-somethings. Washington is a city of timeless buildings and seasoned politicians but we know for certain that there is an army of young talent responsible for much of Washington’s day-to-day operations. Bright and fresh out of grad school, young staffers and interns are there to learn. And Washington is eager to teach and prepare its future leaders.