Vahé Peroomian

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Vahé Peroomian is an Armenian physicist and photographer living in Glendale, California. Vahé obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from UCLA in 1994 and is a Research Scientist at UCLA specializing in space plasma physics and space weather.

Photography

Vahé's photography website, vahep.com, features color, black and white, and infrared black and white landscape photos from Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, many of the national parks in the Western U.S., including Yosemite, Zion, and Arches, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, India, The United Kingdom, Russia, Switzerland, and Italy. The images of the Armenian landscape were photographed on eleven visits during 2003 - 2011. Vahé's photography has been featured in numerous solo and juried group exhibitions.

Writing

Vahe's photo essays of his travels in Armenia have been featured in the English edition of the Asbarez Armenian Daily Newspaper and online at travel photographers.net, as follows:

  • and so the Journey Begins - a photographic voyage into Divine Land (October, 2004, published in the Asbarez Armenian Daily Newspaper Year-End Special Issue, December 31, 2004, Los Angeles and in http://www.travelphotographers.net November 2006 online edition)
  • April in Armenia - Of Torrential Rains and the Rites of Spring (April, 2005, excerpt published in Asbarez Armenian Daily Newspaper, January 27, 2006 issue)
  • History Revealed, the account of an expedition to unveil the Aghbradzor St. Grigor Church in the Kashatagh (Lachin) region of Nagorno-Karabakh in August, 2006, published in the September 9, 2006 English edition of Asbarez Daily Newspaper.
  • Eyewitness to History: How Armenia’s Opposition Tactics Led to Bloodshed in Yerevan Streets published in Asbarez Armenian Daily Newspaper, March 8, 2008 issue

In 2014, Peroomian published A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia, a collection of 12 photo essays and 215 photographs chronicling his travels in Armenia from 2004 - 2011.


Glendale Community College Board of Trustees

Vahé was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Glendale Community College in June, 2005, and is seeking re-election to that office in the April, 2007 and April, 2011 Glendale municipal elections.

Dr. Vahe Peroomian Gets Appointment to College Board
Asbarez English Edition, June 3, 2005

GLENDALE--After two weeks of special meetings and candidate forums, Dr. Vahe Peroomian was appointed to the Glendale College Board of Trustees last Thursday in a 3 to 1 vote. After the election of Trustee Ara James Najarian to the Glendale City Council in April 2005, a vacant seat opened on the traditionally five-member Board of Trustees. Seventeen applicants most with PhD, EdD JD, and MBA degrees vied for that position, to make the procedure quite challenging. "We had to create a system that surfaced the best candidate," said Dr. Armine Hacopian, current member of the College Board. "Dr. Peroomian stood out from the rest of the highly qualified candidates as he was a Ph.D. in the sciences and had worked with transfer students from GCC at UCLA. Glendale Community College has an excellent, state of the art, Cimmarusti Science center and we need to bring much more focusto this excellent program and by selecting Dr. Peroomian, we hope to do just that. He will be a great asset on the board and that is why he received three out of the fourtrustee votes." Several members of the community were on hand to vouch for Dr. Peroomian's credentials. "Dr. Peroomian is not just a qualified candidate, he is an excellent candidate. His experience in the sciences will give him a unique voice on the board," praised Armond Gorgorian, Executive Direct during oral comments. "His awards, achievements, and appreciative students are only an additional testament to his wonderful character." The list of final candidates included: Christina Rodriguez, a social science instructor at East Los Angeles College; Ruth Sowby, an adjunct Glendale Community College instructor and full time DeVry instructor; Tony Tartaglia, president of the Glendale College Foundation and employee of Southern California Gas Co.; Debra Dentler, an attorney an former GCC instructor; Richard Jouroyan, a retired attorney who worked extensively with the Glendale Unified School District; Stuart Wilcox, dean of instructional planning and research at Pasadena City College; and Charles "Tye" Veden, a retired businessman "We are extremely proud of Dr. Peroomian and congratulate him, as well as the Board of Trustees, for his appointment. Although he will no doubt leave a void within our own organization as he leaves to commit his attention to the college, we feel his role on the Board of Trustees will benefit the entire Glendale community as well as the College community. We are confident that his ability to be a consensus builder and strong leader as well as his professional background will make him a valuable voice on the Board especially as the college embarks on appointing a new President," said Armenian National Committee Director Alina Azizian in a statement on Friday.


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