As part of an ongoing campaign by the AGBU MDS Alumni Association, we will be highlighting our alumni to the community. Take a few moments to read the accomplishments of your fellow Titans!
Enjoy this recently published piece of creative writing by alumnus Edward Nenedzhyan (Class of 2017) in The Sundial at CSUN. To read the story, copy-paste this link into your web browser (http://bit.ly/2AnSitv) or click on the title of this news item to access the hyperlink.
A special message from Nora Galoustian ('15) in support of her unique research inquiry into the possible long-term genetic implications of the Armenian Genocide. Please click on the title of this news item to learn more.
This week we resumed one our many proud traditions of welcoming alumni back to campus to compete in volleyball and flag football against our current varsity teams. Thank you to all of the Titan athletes -- past, present, and future -- for making our athletics programming a source of union, teamwork, and valuable life lessons.
Ahoy, alumni! We're excited to share that we recently posted to our website the photos of ALL senior graduating classes from the first in 1987 (photographed) to the most recent in 2017. More on our website's "Alumni" section!
On August 27th, numerous alumni participated in a fun filled volleyball game against the high school girls' team. We were so happy to see so many Titans back on campus. Stay tuned for more alumni games throughout the year!
Titans Scoreboard: High School Girls Volleyball Alumni vs. Varsity Girls (Score: Alumni 3, Varsity Girls 1) #titansgotgame
We are pleased to spotlight Koko Mouchmouchian (class of 1998)! We are proud of Koko's most recent career accomplishment which include being the founder and CEO of Korpis, LLC. Korpis, LLC an online marketing and development company that mainly focuses on building websites that help people achieve their goals in education and career. To read Koko's Alumni Spotlight, click on the attachment.
"Luck is simply the addition of time and pressure."
Dr. Raymond Ellyin (class of '96), high school physics teacher, is the recipient of the 2015 NASA Achievement Award. Dr. John Grunsfeld, NASA’s associate administrator for the science mission directorate and Dr. Charles Elachi, JPL’s director, recognized Dr. Ellyin for his contribution as the mission assurance manager of the first JPL CubeSat Mission scheduled for deployment off of the International Space Station. Recognizing his substantial responsibilities and commitments with JPL, we are especially fortunate to have Dr. Ellyin on staff as an educator and mentor for our students who wish to pursue careers in the science and technology fields.
The Board of Trustees of the Armenian General Benevolent Union Manoogian-Demirdjian School is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Arpi Avanesian-Idolor as the new Principal of AGBU MDS. Mrs. Avanesian-Idolor will succeed retiring Principal Mr. Hagop Hagopian, who has successfully led the school for 29 years.
The Principal Search Committee embarked upon an open and transparent process which included town hall meetings with parents, students, and teachers to identify a new leader who exemplifies the characteristics and qualifications valued by all the stakeholders of the school. Mrs. Avanesian-Idolor stood out as the best candidate. She has over 15 years of professional experience as an administrator and educator, including teaching and administrative experience ranging from preschool to high school. For the past six years, Mrs. Avanesian-Idolor has also served as a Board Member and Chairperson of the Education Committee of the TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School Board. Since 2007, she has served as the Executive Director of the private Los Angeles Family School where she has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the school, including curriculum, admissions, policies and procedures. In her new role, Mrs. Avanesian-Idolor will oversee and manage the preschool, elementary and high school divisions of AGBU MDS.
“I am looking forward to being able to contribute to a school with such a long-standing history of excellence, collaborating alongside an accomplished community of educators,” said Mrs. Avanesian-Idolor.
To read the complete coverage about Mrs. Avanesian-Idolor's appointment, click on the news item.
We are pleased to spotlight Lori Ayvazyan (class of 2000)! We are proud of Lori's most recent career accomplishment which includes working for Integrated Genetics (a division of Labcorp) as a prenatal genetic counselor. To read Lori's Alumni Spotlight, click on the attachment.
"Live well, laugh often, love much."
On June 19 and June 20, over 100 alumni returned to AGBU MDS to participate in the highly-anticipated Alumni Games. Special thanks to our PTO and Alumni Association for sponsoring this fun event.
To view images from this past weekend, visit our AGBU MDS Facebook Alumni page or click on the link. If you wish to upload images on our Facebook page, please add #titansgotgame. Final scores of the titans takeover games will be posted shortly. To view the scores from the Alumni Games, click on the following link.
We are looking forward to seeing you at all our future events.
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