Never Too Late: BU’s Albrik Avanessian Earns His Master’s at 62

At 62 years of age, Albrik Avanessian (MET’22) may have more life experience than most BU students graduating with a master’s degree, but he is not unlike the average MET student: committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skills that can enhance a career, and thriving within a classroom environment that is a melting pot of knowledge and experience. In a recent BU Today profile, Avanessian—who works with Boston University’s Information Services & Technology as a systems and networking program project manager—notes that “MET has students from all over the world who bring their experiences—our ethnicity, the way we grew up, our culture, our language. These all influence how we shape our understanding of the material being taught.”

Avanessian is one of nearly thirty BU employees graduating this May, having earned his Master of Science in Project Management. Associate Professor Vijay Kanabar, director of BU MET project management programs, worked with Avanessian on a directed study project on adaptability and resilience to change. “He’s very thoughtful, uses real-life experience,” says Dr. Kanabar. “And he is patient and mentors fellow students.”

Congratulations to Albrik, and all MET graduates, on your accomplishment!

Read the full profile in BU Today.