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Christmas at Haigazian: Really Different

 

Starting early December, Christmas preparations begin at Haigazian University, filling the air with a twist of joy and happiness.

 

Faculty, staff and students get involved with Christmas celebrations, engaging in activities from decorations, banquets, student parties, gift exchange to holiday plans.

Lounges, main entrances, offices, bulletin boards, buildings are decorated with light and Christmas trees. Santa hats are hanging from the ceilings, and other decorations are adorning the walls creating a festive environment.

 

The special chapel service dedicated to Christmas was the right opportunity to gather the whole Haigazian family to share together the real meaning of Christmas.

Led by the new Campus Minister, Rev. Greg Lee-Parker and his wife Kristina, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Haigazian assembled to remember what Christmas is all about—the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. The service included singing Christmas carols, a worship band, a very creative video entitled “Jesus Visiting Haigazian University”, a dramatic reading preformed by 3 students, and a message delivered by Rev. Lee Parker.

 

As an annual tradition, President Paul Haidostian hosted the Christmas dinner in honor of the faculty and staff. Haidostian shared some of his thoughts during Christmas, reflecting on the importance of news in today’s life, emphasizing on the most important news, that of the birth of Christ.

Guests had a wonderful time by enjoying Christmas trivia, food and raffle prizes.  

 

Just before New Year, the staff gathered once again for its traditional annual holiday celebration. The staff activities committee cheered the atmosphere by showing a slide show of the funniest moments captured throughout the year.

 

Haigazian University is one of the unique institutions where one is fortunate enough to really feel, enjoy and experience Christmas.

 

Truly Christmas is all around at Haigazian University, and what a blessing it is.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

 

 

Mira Yardemian

Public Relations Director

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