Karotik Galstyan (BAB ‘20) guarded the aerial borders of Artsakh during the April 2016 war.
When Karotik completed his time in the military, he immediately returned to AUA.
“Keeping my mind busy again with classes helped me transition to civilian life more quickly,” said Karotik, who was born and raised in Jermuk. Although his classmates had already graduated and left the University by the time he returned, he felt supported by his new peers and the faculty. “It took some time to transition back to an academic way of thinking, but AUA allowed me the opportunity to find my own voice and figure out what it was I wanted to do with my life and my career.”
Karotik’s education is supported by AUA’s financial assistance, which has given him the chance to progress this far in his studies.
“The past four years taught me that life can be unpredictable,” he said. “I hope for the best in Armenia, and if I may somehow positively contribute to the future of my country, I will be grateful to do so.”