By Arpiar Hagopian
NEW YORK — Prof. Rouben Mirzakhanian, president of the Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University, has been visiting the United States since September 9 at the invitation of Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). Dr. Mary Papazian, president of SCSU, awarded Mirzakhanian with the highest honor of her university on September 10 at the John Lyman Performing Arts Center Gallery at SCSU.
The presentation was held during the opening for an photography exhibit, “Bearing Witness to the Lost History of An Armenian Family” Through the Lens of the Dildilian Brothers presented by Armen T. Marsoobian, professor and chair of philosophy at SCSU.
Mirzakhanian is the president of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) of Armenia. Consequently, on the occasion of Mirzakhanian’s visit, the TCA of Greater New York organized a reception in his honor at the New York home of Edward and Carmen Gulbenkian on September 12.