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BACKGROUND & COMMUNITY
B.A. in Philosophy, Bosphorus University, Istanbul
Armenian Studies Workshop for diaspora teachers, Ministry of Education, Yerevan, Armenia, 2008
Greek Language Attainment Certificate, Greek Ministry of Culture, 2013 & 2014
Certification in Armenian Architecture, Armenian Virtual College, Yerevan, Armenia, current
Principal of St. Gregory Armenian Saturday School of Pasadena since 2011
Armenian antiquarian book specialist for the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Armenian book donor friend of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, Yerevan, Armenia
 
HOBBIES
Mr. Daduryan collects rare, and antiquarian Armenian books. His personal library houses 5000 unique Armenian books. He also provides Armenian book descriptions, and appraisals for the Library of the Congress in Washington, D.C. Mr. Daduryan is a columnist for the AGOS weekly of Istanbul. He writes Armenian word etymologies through shotr stories, called "Բառերու Խորհրդաւոր Աշխարհը" (The Mysterious World of Words). He has created the character, Mr. Etymology, who, through adventurous journeys in time and in neighboring languages uncovers the roots of Armenian words. Mr. Daduryan is a Greek language translator. His book, "Η Αρμενική Λύρα" ("The Armenian Lyre"), is a collection of Armenian poems translated into Modern Greek. It is planned to be published in the winter of 2017.
Mr. Daduryan is also the principal of St. Gregory Armenian Saturday School in Pasadena, and a contributing member of AGMI (Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute) in Yerevan.
 
CLUBS
11x17: The Poster Club - To create Armenian language and literature posters.
CAMELLIA SINENSIS- The Tea Club: To savor teas of the world and tea culture.
LA DISCOVERY: To discover a local museum, hiking trail or a historical landmark.