The Armenian Professional Society
The Armenian Engineers and Scientist of America
September 12, 2012
Contact: Vasken Yardemian
The APS & AESA will jointly honor Dr. Vaughn (Vahan) Gregor on Saturday
November 17, 2012
(Glendale, CA) – The Armenian Professional Society (APS) and the Armenian
Engineers and Scientists of America (AESA) will jointly honor Dr.
Vaughn (Vahan) Gregor
for his extraordinary accomplishments with the APS Lifetime Achievement
Award and the AESA Victor Hambartsumian Award at a banquet on Saturday,
November 17, 2012.
Dr. Gregor, an engineer, inventor, and industrialist, has devoted his time
and energy to both his profession and his community, seeking excellence in
all his endeavors. Inventing new machines and building automated factories
were his daily work. Leading and contributing to Armenian and civic
organizations have always been his avenues for public service. Dr. Gregor
is a devotee and benefactor to the Armenian community; a founding member of
the APS, President of the AESA, and former trustee of several organizations
including, the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA), the Armenian Education
Foundation (AEF) and the Armenian Society of Los Angeles (ASLA). He is
also former chairman of the Southern California Armenian General Benevolent
Union (AGBU). He has been officially recognized with several awards by the
United States and the Armenian government representatives for his
outstanding contributions and accomplishments in science and engineering.
He was also elected to the Armenian National Academy of Engineering. `This
will be an exceptional evening where two Armenian professional
organizations have joined forces to recognize Dr. Gregor for his
significant impact towards science and engineering as well as the Armenian
community, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh’ commented AESA President Armen
Hovannesian. `We will publicize the banquet location followed by the
invitations’ concluded Hovannesian.
APS was formed in 1958 for the advancement of education and fellowship
among Armenians. Since its inception, APS has supported over 300 students
of Armenian descent in the United States by granting scholarships to
graduate students in a variety of fields.
AESA, established in 1983 in Glendale, California, is a non- partisan and
non-sectarian philanthropic organization focused primarily on addressing
the professional, technical, and scientific needs of fellow Armenian
engineers, scientists, industrialists, and architects worldwide.