Carolyn Mugar

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Carolyn Mugar
Nationality Armenian-American
Occupation Activist
Known for Armenia Tree Project

Carolyn Mugar is an Armenian-American activist, best known for founding the Armenia Tree Project.

Career[edit]

Mugar founded the Armenia Tree Project, alongside her late husband, in 1994 as a result of the environmental problems caused by the recent earthquake and the blockade of Armenia by Azerbaijan and Turkey.[1]

She was handpicked to be the Executive Director and Officer of the Organization of Farm Aid by one of the founders, Willie Nelson.[2] She is also the President of the Armenian Assembly of America.[3]

In 2015, Mugar received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Suffolk University, the same university where her father received an honorary degree.[4]

Personal life and family[edit]

Mugar married John T. O’Connor in 1997.[5] O'Connor died in January 2001 of a heart attack, aged 46.[6] She is the daughter of Stephen P. Mugar.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Armenian Tree Project Celebrates 20th Anniversary". The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Farm Aid Board and Staff". Farm Aid. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "www.aaainc.org > About Us". www.aaainc.org. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Carolyn Mugar Speaks at Suffolk University Commencement". The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Activist Carolyn Mugar to speak at Clark commencement, May 19". Clark University. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Boston Globe Online / Obituaries / John O'Connor, 46". www.ohiocitizen.org. Retrieved 15 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Carolyn Mugar Speaks at Suffolk University Commencement". The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017.