Celebrating Armenian Culture

Genesis Barboza and Natalie Casey, Staff Writers

GCC celebrated Armenian culture with the help of the Armenian Student Association. Members of the ASA set up booths showcasing Armenian literature, instruments and a previous GCC visit from His Holiness Aram I, a famed priest from the Armenian community.

Delicious food was provided. Rice, hummus, roasted tomato, and a choice between chicken or pork kebab was offered. Proceeds from the event went towards providing Christmas gifts for children in Armenia.

The highlight of the event was a dance performance by ASA’s secretary Anna Azaryan. She danced in a cream-colored, floor-length, traditional Armenian gown. Students watched as she graced across the quad for a few solo songs, then finished by bringing her grandma to the stage with her.

A large portion of GCC’s student body is Armenian, and this event gave students a glimpse into what makes their culture unique.

For the Summer of 2020 GCC is accepting applicants for their study abroad trip to Armenia. As a bonus, full-time students enrolling in the Spring semester will receive a $500 scholarship towards their trip. The program is filling rapidly if interested email [email protected] or drop by SR310 for details.