We are thrilled to announce a significant new gift from Diran and Seta Apelian. The Apelians are strong supporters of UCI’s Center for Armenian Studies, as donors and as ambassadors. When they learned that our goal is an endowment which will ultimately provide long-term sustainability, they established the first endowment towards this larger goal and began to advocate in the community to encourage others to give as well. The new endowment will meet critical needs, including Armenian language courses, student support, and more. By establishing this new endowment, the Apelians have started the Center on a path which will allow Armenian Studies to continue to grow and thrive at UCI for the long-term. Because of support from caring people like Diran and Seta Apelian, the Center is a shining example of the impact that can be created when the community comes together, ultimately helping us fully realize our dreams for Armenian Studies at UCI. Thank you, Diran and Seta Apelian; we are extremely grateful. To learn more about UCI’s Center for Armenian Studies, please contact email@example.com .