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Monday, 14 July 2008 - Technical Graduation Night: 25th Anniversary's Jubilee Ceremony


On Saturday, the 12th of July 2008, at 8:00pm, the 25th Anniversary graduation ceremony for the year 2007-2008 took place in the schoolyard of Armenian Catholic Mesrobian Technical College.

In his speech, the principal of the school Gregoire Kaloust greeted the audience in Armenian and English languages welcoming the president of the ceremony Varouj Nerguizian, who has always been a very close friend of the school. He announced that a new and modern library will be opened soon for the elementary students in the coming year. This library will be named in the memory of the father of Mr. Varouj Nerguizian: "Abraham Nerguizian Library".

Directing his word to the graduates, Mr. Kaloust revealed that they are lucky to be part of this year's harvest because they will receive their diplomas during college's 25th anniversary's jubilee ceremony. He encouraged them to rush into different business careers and get even higher degrees. He also thanked the teachers affirming that this ceremony is the fruit of their sacrifice and hard work.

In the name of the graduates, speeches were held by Masis Khacherian, in Armenian; Julie Bakhos, in Arabic; and Rosaline Aghvorian, in English. They all promised that they will
become successful specialists within their fields, in honor of Mesrobian Technical College's name. They expressed gratitude and thankfulness to their teachers and the principal for their tolerance and labor.

During the ceremony, a documentary film was shown named "The Golden Bracelet", authored by Mr. Vartan Tashjian. There were also art performances: the "Faiha" Choir from Tripoly and the "Hamazkayin Kousan" choir performed together, and were conducted by Mr. Barkev Taslakian; also the "Armenian Dance" dance group performed Armenian and Bohemian dances.

The President of the jubilee ceremony, Mr. Varouj Nerguizian, directed his speech to the graduates emphasizing the importance of belonging to Mesrobian Technical College that intend to go for higher levels of education, to persist, and never give up. Furthermore, he encouraged the students to build their destiny by their own hands, through prayers and hard work. He closed his speech announcing the establishment of a new fund. This fund will also be named in memory of his father "Abraham Nerguizian Fund". The fund will be fully consecrated for Mersobian's needy students, providing the sum of 50 000 USD each year.

At the end of the ceremony, 93 graduates received their diplomas.

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