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 an Associate Research Geophsyicist at UCLA specializing in space plasma physics and space weather.
Vahé's photography website features landscape photos from Armenia, Karabakh and Yosemite in the USA, as well as travel photos of Spain, Russia, France, and New Zealand. The images of the Armenian landscape, in color and in black and white, were photographed on seven visits during 2003 - 2006. The site also features six photo essays chronicling his travels in Armenia during 2004 - 2006: "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), "Pilgrimage to Tsitsernakaberd - My participation in the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide" (April 23 - 24, 2005), "April in Armenia - Of Torrential Rains and the Rites of Spring" (April, 2005, excerpt published in Asbarez Armenian Daily Newspaper, January 27, 2006 issue), "A Cosmic Alignment - The photographic consequences of a visit to Armenia for a space science conference" (September 25 - October 1, 2005), "Five days and 1200 kilometers in May" (May 27 - June 1, 2006), and, finally, the account of an expedition to unveil the Aghbradzor St. Grigor Church in the Kashatagh (Lachin) region of Nagorno-Karabakh in August, 2006, "History Revealed," which was published in the September 9, 2006 English edition of Asbarez Daily Newspaper. Vahe's works have been featured in four exhibitions in the Los Angeles area.
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 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.