A plaque in memory of Hagop Terjimanian, long time professor in the Faculty of Humanities (1965-1977), was unveiled by his widow Anahid and University President Paul Haidostian, during a ceremony held on June 28, 2012.
““Count your blessings” was the motto repeated by my late husband, and we both considered Haigazian University as our great blessing,” said Mrs. Terjimanian, who was on a visit to Lebanon with her family and grandchildren.
The ceremony, which was held in the Humanities department, was attended by HU trustees, deans, faculty, staff, friends and members of the Terjimanian family.
The audience had the chance to remember the late Hagop, and his years of service at Haigazian, through a PowerPoint presentation, after which President Haidostian gave a glimpse on his life. “Anahid and Hagop met at Haigazian, where they studied, graduated, and married later on. Ever since those days, they have kept the University in their heart and mind,” Haidostian said.
Few friends, classmates and colleagues of Hagop were present, and publicly shared some memories. JirairTanielian, Haig Kendirjian, MeguerdichBouldoukian, and HratchHatjetian described the late Hagop as a gentleman, kindhearted, honest, sociable, and professional human being.
As for Anahid Terjiamnian, deeply touched by the ceremony, thanked everyone, and on this special occasion surprised the audience with a special gift to the University: a Bible in classical Armenian, dated September 1, 1817, printed in St. Petersbourg, bought by the couple from the village of Everek, during their trip to Historical Armenia.