Major: History Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I plan on moving to Washington D.C. and working as a paralegal prior to enrolling into law school at UCLA.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: There is no single experience that I can reflect on as I have thoroughly enjoyed the continuous interaction with other Armenian students at the university. So when I look back and reminisce about the time I spent at FSU, I remember the experiences that occurred with the many different people I have grown to appreciate and regard as friends.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: The Armenian Studies program provides students with an opportunity to explore Armenian culture and heritage. The Armenian Studies curriculum is well rounded and allows students to build a breadth of knowledge in a myriad of diverse subjects. Thanks to all Armenian Studies faculty at the university who share their knowledge and expertise with us to build for the future.
Major: Liberal Studies Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I have already started the credential program and will be finished with it in one year. I will receive a multiple subject teaching credential. I plan on getting my Masters in Education and eventually receiving my Ph.D. I haven’t decided on what grade level to teach, but I will probably end up teaching in elementary school.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: I have had a lot of memorable experiences here, but I assume that my graduation day will be the most noteworthy.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: I am very thankful to Armenian Studies for opening my eyes and teaching me about myself. The more I learn, the more I realize there is still a lot I don’t know about Armenians.
Major: Speech Communication Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I plan to receive my teaching credentials.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: Meeting new people and making friends. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to learn about different cultures, subjects and topics.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: I think it is a great program. It helped me learn a lot about myself and to open my mind to the Armenian culture while being able to understand other cultures.
Major: English Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I plan on having a future in corporate law and hopefully establish a strong Armenian presence in our judicial system.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: Being given the opportunity to lead the Armenian Students Organization as their president. Not only for academic purposes, but also to gain a closer relationship with the community.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: I think it brings the Americanized Armenian student closer to a culture they know little or nothing about.
Major: Mass Communication and Journalism
Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: Soon after graduation I plan to enter the print journalism field, hopefully at a large metropolitan daily newspaper.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: The greatest memories I hold of my four years at Fresno State are of the valuable education I earned, the dedicated professors I was fortunate enough to work with and the friendships I made and those I continued. Most of all, I enjoyed getting involved with many different campus clubs and organizations to make the most of my college years. I also really enjoyed working on The Collegian. It gave me the opportunity to meet and get to know many different people and contribute to the production of some great newspapers along the way.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: As an Armenian-American I felt it only natural to pursue a minor in Armenian studies. I enjoyed the chance to learn about Armenian history, language and culture beyond what I already knew. My involvement with the Armenian Studies Program will forever remain one of the defining elements of my college career.
Major: Computer Science Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I would like to move down south to Los Angeles. There, I will pursue a career in computer science in conjunction with post graduate work at UCLA and obtain a Masters Degree in Computer Science. My main interests are to work with graphics and web design.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: It is not a single moment which makes my four years here worthwhile, rather the combination of them all. Being a member of the Armenian Students Organization, making friends and learning about my heritage was great. I was also a member of the Associated Students, serving as Vice President of Finance. This position allowed me to be intertwined with student affairs on campus and learn how to make decisions with students in mind. I have no regrets and I am proud to tell my peers that I will be a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
Thoughts on the Armenian Studies Minor: I feel that the Armenian Studies Program of Fresno State is a great program for the students. Fresno has a large population of Armenians and this program not only has courses that teach the history and language of Armenia to the students, but offers several events and lectures each semester that are open to all. The program has given me a much better understanding of the Armenian culture and my people, which allows me to be a better person.
Major: Mass Communication and Journalism (emphasis on video production) Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I plan to get a job that pays well so I can buy the video equipment needed to go into business for myself.
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: The students. There are students on this campus that I have had the pleasure of knowing and they are the people that I will miss seeing and talking to on a daily basis.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: I am full blooded Armenian but I have never lived in an Armenian community until I came to Fresno. The courses in Armenian studies have been a great opportunity for me to learn about my heritage. I would encourage everyone who is Armenian to take the courses that the Armenian Studies Program offers and get a minor in Armenian studies.
Minor: Armenian Studies
Future Plans: I plan on attending Law School in the Fall
Memorable Experience at Fresno State: Making life long friends with people from my classes.
Thoughts on the Armenian Minor: Being a part of the Armenian Studies Program has benefited me greatly. I have learned to appreciate all areas of my culture and grown in knowledge of my heritage.