Sam Nersesian Service Award

Initiated in 1979, this award is given to an ACYOA member who demonstrates the Christian values of love, patience, humility and understanding. It is named after Sam Nersesian of St. Louis, Missouri, following his tragic death in 1979.

Past Award Recipients

2019 - Andrew Yenicag (Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside, NY)

2018 - Sandra Hovsepian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA)

2017 - Harry Kezelian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

2016 - Adrienne Ashbahian (St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ)

2015 - Talene Jermakian (St. Mark Armenian Church, Springfield, MA)

2014 - Gregory Torosian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA)

2013 - Krikor Javardian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cheltenham, PA)

2012 - Ani Grigorian (St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Racine, WI)

2011 - Alex Derderian (St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Wynnewood, PA)

2010 - Karen Dardarian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

2009 - Lorie Odabashian (St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Wynnewood, PA)

2008 - Karinne Hovnanian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cheltenham, PA)

2007 - Maria Derderian (St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Wynnewood, PA)

2006 - Stan Sheridan (St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Racine, WI)

2005 - Thomas Stamboulian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

2004 - Karen Katchadourian (St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly, NJ)

2003 - Levon Kurkjian (St. James Armenian Church, Watertown, MA)

2002 - Rita Sekdorian (Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside, NY)

2001 - Jennifer Morris (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

2000 - Rudy Minasian (Chicago, IL)

1999 - Doreen Nersesian (St. Louis)

1998 - Mihran Toumajian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

1997 - Levon Altiparmakian (St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly, NJ)

1996 - Kavork Hagopian (Waukegan, IL)

1995 - Rena Megrdichian (St. David Armenian Church, Boca Raton, FL)

1994 - Carl Bardakian (Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside, NY)

1993 - Mark Horenian (St. George Armenian Church, Hartford, CT)

1992 - Paula Jurigian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA)

1991 - Ara Bagdasarian (St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church)

1990 - Paula Bechakian (St. James Armenian Church, Watertown, MA)

1989 - Robert Shamgochian (Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Worcester, MA)

1988 - Susan Bergoudian (St. James Armenian Church, Watertown, MA)

1987 - Linda Ekizian (St. Mary Armenian Church, Washington D.C.)

1986 - Beth Bilbihan (Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Worcester, MA)

1985 - Ronald Godoshian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

1984 - Susan Boyajian (Sts. Joachim & Anne Armenian Church, Palos Heights, IL)

1983 - Steve Sarkisian (St. James Armenian Church, Watertown, MA)

1982 - Gary Townsend (Lawrence)

1981 - Debbie Stephanian (St. James Armenian Church, Evanston, IL)

1980 - Mariann Hovsepian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

1979 - Sam Nersesian (St. Louis)

Other ACYOA Awards

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Gregory Arpajian Leadership Award
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Seniors Chapter "A" Award