LOS ANGELES—Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will be honored by the Armenian Professional Society on November 7 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Gregorian will be in Los Angeles to discuss the economic challenges of obtaining higher education in the United States and possible solutions.
As President of The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Dr. Gregorian strives to help students obtain a higher education. In a recent interview with PBS correspondent Bill Moyer, Gregorian proposes a twenty-year plan to help re-engineer and re-ignite its workforce by educating its leadership.
Dr. Gregorian has worked diligently “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding by providing grants to support programs of higher education” through the Carnegie Corporation.
Dr. Gregorian has recently been appointed by President Barack Obama to the Commission on White House Fellowships and is responsible for recommending exceptional young men and women as White House Fellows who will ultimately gain experience working in the federal government.
Dr. Gregorian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences. Gregorian is the author of The Road To Home: My Life And Times, Islam: A Mosaic, Not A Monolith, and The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan, 1880-1946.
The Armenian Professional Society was formed in 1958 for the advancement of education and fellowship among Armenians.
The APS acknowledges the achievements of outstanding individuals, encourages students who have attained university education to proceed to post-graduate studies, and has awarded scholarships to graduate students in the United States and grants to institutions of higher learning in Armenia.