Beirut, July 20, 2011- On Monday, July 18, 2011, on the occasion of the Howard Karageuzian Foundation’s 90th Anniversary, a delegation of 20 social workers, headed by the Foundation’s Director, Rev. Robert Sarkissian, and including representatives and social workers of various Armenian foundations paid a visit to Haigazian University.
The purpose of the visit was to express gratitude and thankfulness to those institutions which have cooperated with the foundation ever since its establishment in Lebanon 70 years ago, as it was pointed out by Rev. Sarkissian, who also highlighted the beneficial relations between the Howard Karageuzian Foundation and Haigazian University in particular. “Both institutions share the same vision and have the same mission of serving the Armenian and local communities, each in its own domain”, Sarkissian noted.
Haigazian University President, Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian shared with the visitors the importance of the “social work” major at Haigazian University. “We are providing our best in preparing social workers and funding this major, yet, our best is much less than what our community needs”, Haidostian stated.
Mr. Serop Ohanian, a Haigazian graduate, who will succeed Rev. Sarkissian, was introduced to the audience who shared some reflections as being a Haigazian University student and thanked Rev. Sarkissian for being his mentor for the past nine years.
In conclusion, tokens and gifts of appreciation were exchanged and a celebratory cake was cut to mark this special occasion.
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