Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Cal State Northridge, Armenian University Sign Agreement to Exchange Students, Faculty

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Cal State Northridge, Armenian University Sign Agreement to Exchange Students, Faculty

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NORTHRIDGE, CALIF,

California State University Northridge (CSUN) officials have signed an agreement with a university in Armenia that encourages the exchange of students and faculty between the two institutions.

The agreement formalizes the terms of academic cooperation between Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia, and Northridge.

Hermine Mahseredjian, who heads CSUN's Armenian studies program, said the agreement presents a wonderful opportunity for faculty and students at both universities to learn more about each other and their cultures.

It also provides further evidence that Cal State Northridge is becoming a home away from home for Armenian Americans who want to learn more about their heritage, said Mahseredjian, who started and taught the university's first class in Armenian studies 20 years ago.

"The Armenian community in the Los Angeles area, and in particular the San Fernando Valley, is large and growing," Majseredjian said. "For the past 20 years, CSUN has offered classes that give the Armenian community, and those who are interested, a chance to learn more about Armenian culture, and now this agreement expands their opportunities to learn even more."

University officials celebrated the agreement with a special reception for Dr. …

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