GLENDALE — 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.
For more information, please contact AESA at (818)547-3372, e-mail: [email protected] or APS at (818)685-9946, e-mail: [email protected].