FRESNO — The Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State will hold its 31st Annual Banquet on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Fort Washington Country Club in Fresno.

This year’s Banquet will feature special guest H. E. Dr. Armen Baibourtian, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia. Dr. Baibourtian was appointed Consul General on September 6, 2018. He was Armenia’s first Consul General in Los Angeles from 1995 until 1997 and later as Armenia’s first Ambassador to India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia from 2000 until 2004. He also worked as Deputy Permanent Representative of Armenia to the UN in New York where he focused on international security and conflict resolution issues.

“We are honored that the Consul General of Armenia will be the special guest at the Armenian Studies Program 31st Annual Banquet,” said ASP Coordinator Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian. “The Banquet is an opportunity for our student to interact with administration, faculty and the community.”

More than fifty student recipients of Armenian Studies scholarships and grants for 2018-2019 will be recognized at the Banquet, together with students who are graduating with a Minor in Armenian Studies.

The Armenian Studies Banquet brings together Fresno State students, faculty, administrators, and the community, to celebrate the achievements of the Program and its students.

The reception will begin at 5:00PM followed by the Banquet at 6:00PM.

Tickets are available at $50 per person, with a special price of $25 for Fresno State students and Fresno State faculty. Reservations for tables of 10 are also being accepted.

For more information about the Banquet, please contact the Armenian Studies Program at 559-278-2669, visit our website at fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies, or find us on facebook @ArmenianStudiesFresnoState.

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