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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology student Christina Deirmenjian was among the Trojans honored April 17 as students, faculty and administrators celebrated the university’s 36th annual Academic Honors Convocation.

The event, held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, honored students and faculty in their disciplines, as well as the most dedicated supporters who have helped build the university.

Deirmenjian, who is graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in human development and aging, was one of 10 students to receive the Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award. Founded and sponsored by the Faculty Women’s Club of the University of Southern California, the honor is awarded to graduating students who have attained the highest scholarship average of all undergraduate women at the university.

At the Leonard Davis School, Deirmenjian has conducted five research studies, including in the laboratory of Professor Mara Mather and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she completed her honors thesis.  Her numerous leadership positions on campus include serving as the vice president of the Student Gerontology Association and the Community Service Chair of the USC Armenian Students Association.  She has also been a member of the Senior Gift Advisory Board.

When asked what the Bovard Award means to her, Deirmenjian said, “As the only member of the Leonard Davis School to receive this award, I am deeply honored to represent the School of Gerontology among my peers at USC.”

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