LOS ANGELES—On Saturday, June 28th, the 39th Navasartian Games Victory Banquet will take place at the historic Cooper Design Space, better known as the Cooper Building, in downtown Los Angeles. The Red Carpet event will host a lavish banquet with the renowned Dr. Armand Dorian set to be the MC and with the attendance of Arman Serebrakian, the California-born Skier who represented Armenia at the Sochi Olympics. Mike Danielian, a pro basketball player in Germany, will attend the Navasartian Games’ closing ceremony.
Born and raised in Los Angeles as a first generation Armenian-American, Dr. Dorian excelled in academics, athletics, and the arts. He was the valedictorian of his high school class, graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Philosophy, and has conducted research and published numerous articles in the fields of human genomics and tropical biology. He received his M.D. from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, which is world-renowned for its progressive medical curriculum and integration of holistic medicine. Armand continued residency training at the prestigious UCLA Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Upon graduation and Board Certification, he joined the staff at both UCLA/Westwood and UCLA/Olive View hospitals, teaching the new generation of Emergency Medicine physicians. As an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at USC, Dr. Dorian’s zealous spirit propelled him to many entrepreneurial ventures one of which was, developing a functional drink called DOX Cardio Water.
Along with medicine, Dr. Dorian has also been very active in the media, both in front of and behind the camera. He was a lead actor in the television series on TLC called “Untold Stories of the ER” for many seasons. In addition, he acted and consulted on another television show called “Diagnosis X.” He subsequently worked as the medical consultant for “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Days of our Lives,” and “ER.” Being a part of “ER,” the most nominated drama series in television, allowed him to work side by side with the most renowned producers, directors and actors. These experiences reinforced his passion for the marriage of media and medicine and opened the door to many new projects.
Throughout all his endeavors, Dr. Dorian never forgets his roots as an Armenian. He has always stayed active in numerous Armenian organizations, helped with improving healthcare delivery and implementation in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and educated new aspiring young professionals. In addition, he has been deeply involved with multiple Armenian schools to help keep the Armenian culture alive in the Diaspora, and remained a fervent supporter of Armenian issues including the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States and the international world. He has been a proud Homenetmen Member for approximately three decades and continues to actively participate in annual events.
Without a doubt however, Dr. Dorian’s most impressive and cherished accomplishment is his marriage to his beautiful wife, Aslin Dorian and their three beautiful children, Avand (9 years old), Hooys (6), and Jivan (2). His undying love and devotion to his family is always paramount and will always be his true passion.
Born in Novato, California, Arman Serebrakian is an alpine skier with the Armenia Ski Team who competed in the Sochi Olympic Games in February. Since his father took him down his first slope at the age of 2, Arman immediately fell in love with the sport. Growing up, his Armenian parents continuously took Arman and his younger sister (2010 Vancouver Olympian) to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, California, each and every weekend. During high school, Arman decided to graduate early to focus solely on skiing with the goal of pursuing his lifelong dreams: making it onto the World Cup circuit and eventually to the Olympics. After a knee injury curbed his efforts in 2006, Arman enrolled at and began skiing for the University of Colorado at Boulder. Skiing for the seventeen-time NCAA national champions was an experience he will never forget. As captain, Arman helped lead the Buffaloes to 2nd place finishes at the NCAA Skiing Championships during both the 2009 and 2010 seasons. While competing for CU, Arman also simultaneously represented Armenia in International Ski Federation (FIS) competitions across the world, including competing in the first-ever FIS sanctioned races held in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, during the 2009 season, where he placed on the podium all three races. It was during this trip when Arman was able to meet and spend time with many of the Armenia Ski Team athletes and staff, with whom he still regularly keeps in touch. After exhausting his four years of eligibility as a collegiate athlete, Arman was brought on and hired as the assistant coach for the Colorado Buffs, helping them win their eighteenth NCAA title in 2011.
While in college, Arman made the decision to pursue his other dream of becoming a physician. With his hard work and the help of many around him, he graduated with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Integrative Physiology and was accepted to Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he took out loans and began his studies in the fall of 2011. Even with his demanding academic aspirations, he never relieved himself of his passion for skiing and physical activity, attempting to maintain top physical condition by spending hours in the gym after classes, as well as biking and running through his new city.
Mike Danielian, a pro basketball player in Germany who was born in Ukraine, is a citizen of the US and Armenia, and Captain of the Armenia National Team to play in 2014 FIBA Europe. He was the leading high school scorer in Southern California, 2nd in state in 2005. Mike Holds the record for the most free throws made in a single game (21), is the 2nd all time in school history for 3-point baskets made (190), and the all-time leader in free throws made in one season (196). Mike will be at the 39th Navasartian Games Closing Ceremony on July 5th. Mike is an avid Homenetmen Member who plays basketball with Massis Chapter.
Join Homenetmen on Saturday, June 28th, at this once a year extravaganza, and enjoy the unique experience with your friends and family, supporters and followers of Homenetmen. The sold out banquet begins at 6:30pm. The doors for the bnquet after-party open at 10:00pm with limited tickets available to be purchased at www.itsmyseat.com.