2012 Balian Award

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MA TEFL student Ryan McGohon selected for 2012 Balian Award

The Department of English Programs is proud to announce that MA TEFL student Ryan McGohon was selected as the 2012 Balian Award recipient.  Ryan initially came to Armenia from the USA as a Peace Corps volunteer and dedicated two years of his life to teaching English and various other community projects in Shamshadin. While there, Ryan also managed to obtain donations and supplies from the US for the local hospital as well as other regional medical centers throughout Tavush Marz. Ryan is a prime example of what it means to be an AUA student.  With all the qualities he demonstrates, he is poised for great professional and personal success.  Congratulations Ryan!!

One Response to 2012 Balian Award

  • Congratulations dear Ryan. You deserved it.
    I was so excited to learn that you worked in Shamshadin. I used to spend my summer holidays there enjoying fantastic nature and kind hospitality of my relatives. I do miss those days.
    My special gratitude to you for your generous activities to support medical sector of the Region. I remember quite well that this sector really needed total renovation/”reanimation”.
    So, once again BRAVO to you!
    Sincerely,
    Hasmik
    AGBU Papazian Library

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