The mission of UConn’s Norian Armenian Programs is to educate the UConn community and the broader public about Armenian culture and history by providing forums for Armenians and Armenian-Americans to share knowledge and traditions. To further this mission, Norian Armenian Programs builds partnerships with Armenian and Armenian-American institutions, in addition to supporting academic projects, research travel and publications that further the dissemination of information about Armenian culture, history and society.

Programs Committee

The Norian Armenian Programs Committee is charged with supporting and enhancing UConn's Armenian programming, stregthening the University's connections with Yerevan State University, and financial oversight of the Alice K. Norian Endowment.

Norian Armenian Programs Committee, 2020-2021.

Daniel Adler, Director, UConn Archaeological Field School in Armenian Prehistory, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Zahra Ali, Director of Global Partnerships & Outreach, Global Affairs
Boris Bravo-Ureta, Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics
Heather Elliott-Famularo, Department Head, Digital Media & Design
Glenn Mitoma, Director of Dodd Impact, Human Rights Institute
Guillermo Risatti, Associate Professor of Pathobiology
Nina Rovinelli Heller, Co-Chair, Dean, School of Social Work
Rebecca Thomas, Associate Professor of Policy Practice, School of Social Work
Daniel Weiner, Co-Chair, Vice President for Global Affairs

Community Advisory Board

The charge of the Community Advisory Board is to advise the Programs Committee on appropriate events, community relations and support the dissemination of information on program activities and events to the Armenian American community.

Mari Firkatian, Professor of History, University of Hartford
Fr. Voski Galstyan, Pastor and Representative for St. George’s Armenian Church
Richard Hamasian, Representative for St. Stephens Armenian Apostolic Church
Ruth Hartunian-Alumbaugh, Music Therapist
Anna Hayrapetyan, Adjunct Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut
Armen Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University
Harry Mazadoorian, Attorney and Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Center for Dispute Resolution, Quinnipiac University School of Law
Andrew Meguerdichian, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Materials Science, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut
Fr. Untzag Nalbandian, Pastor and Representative for Trumbull’s Holy Ascension Armenian Church
Deacon Michael Sabounjian, Deacon in Charge and Representative for the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection
Lily Torosyan, Representative for St. George’s Armenian Church