USC Armenian Students Association

USC professor Salpi Ghazarian, Armenian Institute Director stands in front of painting done by an Armenian artist which hangs in her office, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Boyle Heights. USC Photos/Gus Ruelas

USC Armenian Students Association (ASA) is a student organization dedicated to cultivating an understanding and appreciation of Armenian culture, heritage, and history on campus through cultural, educational, and social activities.

USC ASA is one of the largest of the 800 student organizations on campus. It serves as a fundamental bridge between the university and 1000-plus Armenian students on campus. The USC ASA is a vital link between the student body and staff, scholars, and visiting fellows of USC Institute of Armenian Studies.

USC ASA is part of the All Armenian Student Association (All-ASA), which has 22 constituent organizations throughout the United States. All-ASA aims to promote Armenian Studies, encourage networking and reciprocal support for programming and research, and advocate a broad and inclusive spirit of connectedness.    

USC Armenian Students’ Association Executive Board 2016-2017

From left to right – Meline Teroganisian (Vice President), Areg Demirjian (Treasurer), Lori Pridjian (President), Vivian Kasparian (Secretary), Tamar Beylerian (Fundraising Chair), Christina Deirmenjian (Service Chair), Isabella Jorbajian (Social Media), Zaven Charkchyan (Event Coordinator), Lara Sassounian (Social Media).

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