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A New Psychology Endowment in Honor of Garine Melconian

December 13, 2016

Garine MelconianIt is an honor to announce that Alex Melconian, the surviving spouse of Garine Melconian, recently established an endowment in honor of his late-wife’s memory and her boundless dedication, as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), to youth who are under-served, at-risk, and in High-Poverty Schools. To read more about the endowment, eligibility, and award amount click here.

Mr. Melconian, an alumni of the CSUN Engineering program, reflected on his wife’s dedication and the legacy she has left. He said that her education in behavior analysis brought the two of them closer together and that he knew that she would want to support other aspiring behavior analysts to continue her work with youth in schools.

If you would like to be part of this effort in keeping Garine’s legacy alive and helping others achieve their dreams, you may do so by visiting Please ensure to select “College of Social and Behavioral Science” and reference “Garine Melconian Psychology Scholarship Endowment” under Special Instruction in your award. If you have any other questions, or wish to create a new endowment to support our students, please contact the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Director of Development, Tracy Baum, at or (818) 677-7129.