Armenian Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York got a taste of more than Armenian delicacies at a recent meeting of their new and already vibrant Armenian Student Association. A campus visit organized by the College Ministry Department of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church featured an unmistakable St. Nersess presence.
The College Minsitry Coordinator for the Eastern Diocese, Mr. Jason Dermerjian, is also a part-time student at St. Nersess preparing for ministry as a priest of the Armenian Church. His office organized the campus visit together with Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian, Pastor of St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet, New York. A number of Fr. Stepanos' college-age parishioners attend nearby Rensselaer (RPI), so he keeps in close contact with the Armenian Students Association there. Fr. Stepanos also serves as the Seminary's Director of Youth and Vocations.
Also attending the evening's event was the mayor of Troy, Mr. Harry Tutunjian, who offered words of welcome on behalf of the city of Troy. Even the Mayor is connected with St. Nersess. He is an alumnus of the Seminary's popular summer conferences.
To read a report on the evening by Melanie Depoian, Staff Reporter for Polytechnic Online, the RPI student newspaper, click here.
For more information on the RPI Armenian Student Association, contact its president, Vagan Babajanyan at email@example.com.