By Kevork Keushkerian
LOS ANGELES — Aram Arkun, the executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada (TCA), was in Los Angeles for a working visit of the West Coast earlier in December.
Arkun is a scholar with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Princeton University, a Master of Arts Degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a C. Phil. from the University of California in Los Angeles.
On Wednesday afternoon, December 7, Arkun met with the extended TCA Feasibility Committee to explore the options of continuing the mission of the TCA Arshag Dickranian School, which was closed a year ago.
It was an informative session, as the Committee members brainstormed on how best to come up with a solution which meets the expectations of the stakeholders and the public at large. Several viable options were discussed as part of the agenda. The Committee was excited and decided to continue meeting, after contacting a few educational professionals, as suggested by a prominent Committee member.
On Thursday evening, Arkun was invited to attend the Armenian American Museum fundraising kickoff reception, held at the Brandview Ballroom in Glendale. An overview of the proposed project was shown and a call for contributions was made.