California Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2017-2018 state budget this week with $3 million earmarked for the Armenian American Museum. The new funding will be dispersed over the next 3 years at $1 million per year. The approval brings the State’s total funding commitment for the Museum to $4 million. “We are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our State of California leaders to build a historic cultural and educational center… Read More

AMAA LIFE MEMBER, ACTIVIST AND BENEFACTOR ELIZABETH AGBABIAN HONORED BY THE PRESIDENT OF ARMENIA Elizabeth Agbabian, past Board member, Benefactor and Life Member of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), and a respected longtime activist in the Armenian Evangelical Community and the Armenian American Community at large, was recently awarded the Movses Khorenatsi Medal by Republic of Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, on the 99th Anniversary of the First Republic. The President’s… Read More

On Tuesday June 22, the Paros Chamber Choir (artistic director Raffi Mikayelyan, conductor Ruben Karaseferian) jointly with the Avedisian School Orchestra (art director Argentina Poghosyan) presented a Concert at the Khoren and Shooshanjig Avedisian Community Center and School Auditorium, dedicated to the first graduates of Avedisian high school. During the Concert, the Paros Chamber Choir and Avedisian School Orchestra presented Armenian folk and spiritual songs as well as works by Western European… Read More

AMAA Congratulates Long-time Board Member and Major Benefactor, Edward Avedisian as He Receives Inaugural American University of Armenia Presidential Commendation YEREVAN, Armenia – This year’s Commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award was given to the AUA Trustee and major benefactor of the University “In recognition of extraordinary achievements and distinguished service in… Read More

It isn’t every day somebody turns a century old. We praise God that Rev. Dr. John Markarian is one of them.  He has touched so many lives and has been a blessing to many.  The AMAA looks forward to celebrating this special milestone on July 22nd in NJ. The Rev. Dr. John Markarian was born in Windham, a town in Greene County New York affectionately named “Gem of the Catskills” on June… Read More