Dr. Mary A. Papazian, President of Southern Connecticut State University, will speak on the topic of “The Empowerment of Women Through Education” at AIWA’s Annual Meeting Luncheon on Saturday, May 18. Hosted by AIWA’s New Jersey Affiliate this year, the meeting and luncheon will take place at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken, N.J.
An educator, administrator, and scholar of English literature, Dr. Papazian was appointed as the university’s 11th president in December 2011. She oversees an institution of 11,100 students, 434 full-time faculty, 1,100 staff, and an operating budget of $190 million.
Special Guest at the Luncheon will be Maro Matossian, Director of the Women’s Support Center in Yerevan, which is partially funded by AIWA. It is one of a consortium of organizations in Armenia addressing problems associated with Domestic Violence.
The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Ruth Bedevian.
The Annual Meeting is open to AIWA members and friends free of charge and will take place from 9 :30 a.m. to noon. On the agenda will be a review of activities during the past year and discussion of future plans, including AIWA’s 2014 international conference.
Luncheon is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., at $55 per person, For reservation, contact the NJ Affiliate at 201-927-9072 or the AIWA office at email@example.com or 617-926-0171.
Plans are being made for activities in Manhattan on Sunday, May 19, and will be announced soon. Overnight accommodations at the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel may be reserved by calling 1-800-325-3535 and mentioning the Armenian International Women’s Association block.
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