- The University holds its first Commencement ceremony, graduating 38 men and women in Business and Management,10 ten in Industrial Engineering, and 5 in Earthquake Engineering.
- The Birds of Armenia program begins its mission to increase environmental awareness in Armenia. Several books are published for community education and outreach, promoting birding and local involvement in environmental conservation, A Field Guide to the Birds of Armenia (in English) in 1997; the Handbook of the Birds of Armenia in 1999; a Reference Map for the Birds of Armenia Project in 1999; and A Field Guide to the Birds of Armenia (in Armenian) in 2000.
from the Regents, Officers,
and Faculties of the University
to the first graduating class
The first Graduating Class
U.S. Senator Paul Simon
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Madeline Albright
Publications of the Birds of Armenia Program