ANCA Glendale to Honor YWCA of Glendale

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala, during which YWCA Glendale will be awarded the ANCA Glendale Maria Jacobson Humanitarian Award. The gala will take place on Sunday, August 25 at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. The gala is an opportunity for ANCA – Glendale to honor remarkable individuals and local organizations for their notable achievements and commitments to the betterment of the Glendale community. YWCA Glendale will be honored for its devotion to the welfare of humanity by eliminating the suffering and pain of the less fortunate throughout the United States. YWCA Glendale is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Its purpose is to ensure the…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor Asbarez with Hye Tahd Award

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala, where Asbarez Daily Newspaper will be honored with the Hye Tahd Award. Honoring remarkable individuals and organizations for their achievements and commitment to the betterment of the Glendale community, the gala will take place on Sunday, August 25, at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. The Armenian American daily newspaper will receive the Hye Tahd Award for its exemplary dedication, unwavering support and selfless contribution to the Armenian Cause and the betterment of the Armenian-American community in Glendale. Asbarez Newspaper began publication in August 1908 in Fresno as a weekly. After several successful decades the offices and publishing headquarters moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. Asbarez primarily serves…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor the Armenian Youth Association of California

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala to honor remarkable individuals and local organizations for their notable achievements and commitment to the betterment of the Glendale community. The gala will take place on Sunday, August 25, at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. Among this year’s nominees is the Armenian Youth Association of California that will be awarded the Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award for its dedication in serving the public and going above and beyond the call of duty to promote democracy and social equality in Glendale. The Armenian Youth Association of California established on August 30, 1991, is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote Armenian culture and values related to literacy, dance, recreational opportunities, and…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor Archpriest Vazken Atmajian

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GLENDALE— The ANCA Glendale annual Award and Appreciation Gala will take place on Sunday, August 25 at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. Born in 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon, Archpriest Vazken Atmajian was dedicated to serving the Armenian community. First as a scholar of Antelias Seminary, then as a member of the Lebanon Homenetmen family, and an altar boy in his hometown’s St. Sarkis Church, Archpriest Atmajian knew he was destined to serve his people. In 1984, he migrated to the United States with his family, where he settled in Los Angeles and attended Glendale Community College. Soon, he began to attend special courses of the priesthood program offered by the Western Prelacy. He married Anahid Jabourian in 1988 and was blessed with two children, Tamar…

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Zareh Sinanyan Vacates City Council Seat to Accept Position in Armenian Government

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Glendale, CA – Glendale City Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan on Friday submitted a letter resigning his position on Glendale City Council effective immediately. He confirmed that he will be accepting a high-ranking position in the government of the Republic of Armenia. While an official announcement has not been made by the government of Armenia, sources suggest that Sinanyan will be appointed to the newly-created position of the High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs, overseeing homeland-Diaspora relations. “We will weigh all the options and make the best decision when it comes to filling the open seat on the dais.” He added, “I would like to thank Zareh for his service to the City of Glendale while on the City Council,” said Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian. “The ANCA-Glendale Chapter…

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Ekchian becomes the first female and first Armenian to lead the GUSD

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GLENDALE, CA — The Board of Education on Tuesday voted 5-0 to select Vivian Ekchian as the new Superintendent of the Glendale Unified School District making her the first female and first Armenian leader of the 106-year-old district. A 34-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School Distrsict, Ekchian is currently the Deputy Superintendent of the LAUSD and until last year served as its interim superintendent. She has dedicated her career to serving students, educators, and communities in a variety of roles, including teacher assistant, classroom teacher, principal, director of instruction, chief of staff to the superintendent, chief human resources officer, chief labor negotiator, local district superintendent, associate superintendent, and interim superintendent. Ekchian’s four-year contract begins on July 1. The GUSD carried out a nationwide search that…

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GUSD Board Schedules Vote for a New Superintendent

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GLENDALE, CA – GUSD Board of Education has scheduled a vote on a contract for the next GUSD Superintendent of Schools. The Board is expected to take action on affirming Dr. Vivian Ekchian as the District’s next Superintendent at their upcoming meeting on Tuesday, May 21. Dr. Ekchian currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has dedicated her career to serving students, educators, and communities in a variety of roles, including teacher assistant, classroom teacher, principal, director of instruction, chief of staff to the superintendent, chief human resources officer, chief labor negotiator, local district superintendent, associate superintendent, and interim superintendent. “We had a strong field of highly qualified candidates and we are confident that Dr. Ekchian is the right…

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