GLENDALE, Calif.–Over 100 local parents and students gathered at the Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center on Tuesday, November 9th to learn about the Glendale school system and the nuts and bolts of the college application process. The “Path to College” forum was organized by the Armenian National Committee – Glendale Chapter in partnership with Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Community College.
“On behalf of the Armenian National Committee-Glendale Chapter I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Board of Education members, administration and staff of Glendale Unified School District and Glendale Community College who helped make the Path to College Forum a great success as well as ATT for its sponsorship,” stated ANC-Glendale Chapter Executive Director, Elen Asatryan. “The number of attendees present proved that there is a great need for such services and so we look forward to working with the community and its institutions in providing similar opportunities to parents and students in the future,” added Asatryan.
The program began at 6:30 pm with welcoming remarks by ANC-Glendale Chapter Executive Director Elen Asatryan, followed by GUSD Assistant Superintendent Katherin Fundukian and a pitch by PTA Council President Elizabeth Manasserian encouraging parents to join their local PTAs.
The main portion of the program was presented by Crescenta Valley High School Counselor Anet Hairapetian and Illin Magran, who provided information about high school graduation requirements, college admission requirements, SAT & ACT College admission exams, and ways students can recover credits.
They were followed by GCC Instructor, Sevan Ourfalian who discussed various GED Programs, while GCC Financial Aid Counselor Armineh Gourgian walked parents through the different avenues of paying for college. The forum ended with a presentation from Meg Chil-Gevorkian of GCC Student Outreach Services who explained the differences between community colleges and 4 year universities as well as the benefits of living on campus.
The Armenian National Committee – Glendale Chapter advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.