September 19, 2012 - 16:09 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will host “An Evening of Commemoration and Tribute to NAASR Founding Chairman Manoog S. Young” on Oct 4, The Armenian Weekly reports.
Manoog Soghomon Young of Belmont, the founding chairman of NAASR and its chairman until 2001, passed away on July 3, 2012, at the age of 94.
The evening will feature slides and video of Young, as well as short presentations by several individuals who worked closely with him across more than five decades: Dr. Gregory H. Adamian, president emeritus and chancellor, Bentley University; Prof. Richard N. Frye, Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian History, Harvard University; Prof. James R. Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies, Harvard University; past and present NAASR chairs Nancy R. Kolligian and Raffi P. Yeghiayan; and Marc A. Mamigonian, current NAASR director of academic affairs.
This event will provide an opportunity to remember Manoog Young, the man and the leader who devoted much of his life to creating and nurturing Armenian studies in America, and pay tribute to his vision, dedication, commitment to high ideals, and rich legacy. In recognition of Young’s singular achievements and seminal role in the development not only of NAASR but of Armenian studies as a whole, NAASR has established the Manoog S. Young Fund for Armenian Studies at NAASR.