Haigazian University

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Honorary Degrees & Awards

From time to time Haigazian University recognizes persons of distinction who have an outstanding record of achievement and service in keeping with the ideals of the institution. The following individuals have received honorary degrees and awards from Haigazian University.

The Rev. Hovhaness P. Aharonian

President of the Near East School of Theology
Doctorate of Divinity
June 20, 1980

The Rev. Giragos H. Chopourian

Executive Director of the Armenian Missionary
Association of America
Doctorate of Divinity
June 20, 1980

Mrs. J. S. Joyce Philibosian Stein

Chairperson of the Stephen Philibosian
Foundation
Doctorate of Humane Letters
June 20, 1980

The Honorable Ambassador, Mr. Set Momjian

United States Representative at the United
Nations
Doctorate of Laws
June 20, 1980

Mr. Alec Manoogian

President of the Armenian General Benevolent Union
Doctorate
of Humane Letters
October 18, 1980

Dr. Mihran Agbabian

Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Civil
Engineering, U.S.C.
Doctorate of Humane Letters
November 2, 1980

Dr. Virginia Harikian

Doctorate of Humane Letters
November 2, 1980

Dr. Rendel Levonian

President, California State Medical Board
Doctorate of Humane Letters
November 2, 1980

Rev. Movses B. Janbazian

Executive Director of the Armenian Missionary
Association of America
Doctorate of Divinity
July 3, 1998

Wilma Armine Cholakian

Administrative Dean, Haigazian University
Doctorate of Humane Letters
July 7, 1999

John Khanjian

President, Haigazian University
Doctorate of Humanities
July 2, 2002

The University Service Shield

Mr. Robert Kocharian

President of the Republic of Armenia, 2000

Mr. Rafiq Al-Hariri

Prime Minister of Lebanon, 2001

Mr. Vartan Oskanyan

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Armenia, 2005

Mrs. Leila Solh-Hamadeh

Vice-President of the Waleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation, 2009

Alumni Service Award

Mr. Salim Diab, 2001
Miss Alice Kazandjian, 2001
Miss Sona Nashian, 2001

Rev. Salim Sahyouni, 2001
Mr. Jirair Tanielian, 2001

Distinguished Supporter Award

Mr. & Mrs. Garbis & Lucy Tutunjian, 2009

Distinguished Scholar Award

Monsignor Antranig Granian, 2009
Dr. Manoug Manougian, 2013