UCLA ASA Ushers In New Leadership With Annual Banquet

UCLA Armenian Students Association
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90095

PRESS RELEASE ~ June 21, 2004
Contact: Raffi Kassabian [email protected]

UCLA ASA Ushers In New Leadership With Annual Banquet

Pasadena, CA– A crowd of over 400 Armenian-American students and
professionals gathered at the Pasadena Armenian Center on Friday June
18, 2004 to celebrate UCLA Armenian Students Association’s annual End
of the Year Banquet. Guests included various executives from ASA’s
and ASO’s from all over Southern California, including, USC, UC
Riverside, Cal Poly Pomona, and Shant Students Association.
Entertainment was provided by singer Harout Pamboukjian and DJ

The program included UCLA’s traditional “Passing the Torch” Ceremony
MC-ed by former ASA Social Director Elen Asatryan. The newly elected
executive board honored the current executive and showed their
appreciation for their diligence and efforts with a small gift
presentation. In addition, the current executive board honored Maral
Karacussian, this year’s recipient for the 2003-2004 “Most Dedicated
Member” award for her hard work and dedication to this year’s ASA
Cultural Committee. “We need to come together and further the cause”
proclaimed Karacussian. “Social events are great, but it is also
important that we spread cultural and educational awareness throughout
our respective college campuses.”

The night was filled with great food, drinks, and quality music. More
importantly, it brought together Armenian-American students from all
over California for a night of fun and dancing. “It’s events like
these that serve as a conduit for students and executives from
different ASA’s to network with one another to further the Armenian
Cause” asserted newly elected UCLA ASA President Raffi Kassabian.

The UCLA ASA is one of the oldest Armenian-American student groups in
the United States, celebrating its 60th year in existence. The
organization’s purpose is to cultivate a true understanding and
appreciation of Armenian history, heritage, and culture through
cultural, social, and recreational activities.