Mira Yardemian, Public Relations Director
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Howard Karageuzian Foundation’s Visit to Haigazian University
Beirut, July 20, 2011- On Monday, July 18, 2011, on the occasion of the
Howard Karageuzian Foundation’s 90th Anniversary, a delegation of 20
social workers, headed by the Foundation’s Director, Rev. Robert
Sarkissian, and including representatives and social workers of various
Armenian foundations paid a visit to Haigazian University.
The purpose of the visit was to express gratitude and thankfulness to
those institutions which have cooperated with the foundation ever since
its establishment in Lebanon 70 years ago, as it was pointed out by Rev.
Sarkissian, who also highlighted the beneficial relations between the
Howard Karageuzian Foundation and Haigazian University in particular.
“Both institutions share the same vision and have the same mission of
serving the Armenian and local communities, each in its own domain”,
aigazian University President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian shared with the
visitors the importance of the “social work” major at Haigazian
University. “We are providing our best in preparing social workers and
funding this major, yet, our best is much less than what our community
needs”, Haidostian stated.
Mr. Serop Ohanian, a Haigazian graduate, who will succeed Rev.
Sarkissian, was introduced to the audience who shared some reflections
as being a Haigazian University student and thanked Rev. Sarkissian for
being his mentor for the past nine years.
In conclusion, tokens and gifts of appreciation were exchanged and a
celebratory cake was cut to mark this special occasion.