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  • NAASR to Name Its New Headquarters after Distinguished Historian and Philanthropic Leader Vartan Gregorian

    BELMONT, MA — The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will name its new headquarters in Belmont, MA, after Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President of the philanthropic foundation Carnegie Corporation of New York, fulfilling the request of the building’s principle benefactors, Edward and Pamela Avedisian of Lexington, MA.  The new building’s official name will be the NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building. Read more here.
  • NAASR's New Building Topped Off!

    The last steel bar on NAASR's new building was raised and secured in place Friday afternoon, January 4, 2019, in a joyful "topping off" celebration. Members of the Board and staff, key supporters, the SMMA design team, and Altair Construction signed the beam before it was raised. As the US and Armenian flags gently waved against a beautiful blue sky atop our building, sparkling cider capped this historic moment! Watch the Belmont Journal's coverage of the topping off here.

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