Aram Arkun Appointed Tekeyan Cultural Association Executive Director


WATERTOWN — The Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) Central Board of Directors recently appointed Aram Arkun as executive director of the association, headquartered in Watertown.

With this appointment, the Association fills the vacancy of the post of executive director at the TCA  central office.

Arkun, a respected scholar, has a master’s degree  in international relations from University of Pennsylvania.  He has been editor-in-chief of Ararat quarterly, assistant director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Armenian Diocese; adjunct assistant professor at New York University and other posts. In addition to English, Arkun speaks, Armenian (classical and modern), French, Turkish (Ottoman and modern), some Persian, Russian, German and Arabic.

“We are glad and fortunate to be able to appoint such a talent to fill our vacant post of executive director in Watertown and we are looking forward to work with Mr. Arkun to fulfill and advance our cultural and educational programs in the United States, Canada and Armenia,” said Dr. Haroutiun Arzoumanian, president of the TCA Central Board of Directors.

Arkun himself also expressed his happiness at his new position. “The work the Tekeyan Cultural Association carries out in the promotion of Armenian culture is significant. Organizations like Tekeyan are especially necessary in the diaspora to provide a gathering place and forum for writers, readers, and all those interested in Armenian creative expression. I hope to be able to help the organization expand its cultural activities and to continue its fine tradition of supporting Armenian schools. I also am very happy to be able to contribute to the Armenian Mirror-Spectator,” he said. “I look forward to working with Tekeyan members and others in the Armenian community, and hearing their ideas about future activities.”

The Tekeyan Cultural Association, Inc. is a non-profit and tax-exempt cultural and educational organization founded in 1969 in Massachusetts. It has many chapters throughout the United States and Canada, owns the Arshag Dickranian Day school in Los Angeles, California, Cultural Centers in Altadena, California, and Montreal, Canada, as well as rented facilities as cultural centers in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and Toronto, Canada. The Association publishes the trilingual weekly newspaper Abaka in Montreal, sponsors teachers in five TCA schools in Armenia and Karabagh through its “Sponsor a Teacher” program and publishes many literary books in Armenian and in English.

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