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Launch of Undergraduate Program an Unprecedented Success!
Yerevan, Armenia – On Thursday, September 5, 2013, the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s first-ever Matriculation Ceremony marked the launch of the new undergraduate program. Students, faculty, staff, and family gathered to formally welcome the first generation of undergraduate students to the AUA community.

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CivilNet Interview with AUA President Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian: An American Education in the CIS
AUA President Dr. Bruce M. Boghosian speaks about AUA's recently-launched undergraduate program.

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Welcome Week of Events
The AUA Center for Student Success organized various activities in the framework of Welcome Week of events. The goal of the activities were to guide students during their first steps to the academic environment. They gained new skills and knowledge by participating the series of workshops which they will use during their classes.

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Recently Pledged
4-year Scholarships

  • The AIWA-LA
    Jessica Vartoughian Scholarship
  • The AIWA-LA Scholarship
  • The AIWA-LA
    Elizabeth Agbabian Scholarship
  • The AIWA-LA
    Argine J. Kelegian Scholarship
  • Roxy & Alice
    Legacy Scholarship

AUA Faculty Appointments
It is with great pleasure that the American University of Armenia announces the appointment of Dr. Irshat Madyarov as MA TEFL Program Chair and Melissa Brown as Program Chair for the BA in English & Communications.

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MA TEFL Program Faculty Member Publishes Article in the Journal Apples - Journal of Applied Linguistics
Raichle Farrelly, a faculty member in the MA TEFL Program, has published an article in the journal Apples - Journal of Applied Linguistics and in the proceedings of the 8th annual symposium of Low-Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA), which was held in Jyvaskyla, Finland in 2012.

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Dr. John Marcum, a Founding Member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia, Passed Away
It is with great sadness to announce that Dr. John Marcum, a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Armenia, passed away on September 12, 2013 after an extended illness.

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This Issue:September 2013
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We wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions to the 2013 Matriculation Ceremony.

Special thanks to
Golden Grape ArmAs
for the top tier sponsorship.

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