International Exchange to IT Accolades

A FLEX alumnus from the 2010/11 school year is making a name for himself in his native Armenia! Shahen, who lived with the Knauth family in PA, was recently featured in The Bradley Herald, a website for FLEX alumni. Shahen developed an app called “Triip” while working at an IT startup company—which was then named the IT Startup of the Year in Armenia! Shahen was also honored with the Presidential Education Award in the IT Sphere.

In the photo, you can see him accepting his award together with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. Shahen shared a personal message to his fellow FLEX alumni and future alumni: “Our world is fast-paced, and the key to be successful in it is to constantly develop new skills and deepen your knowledge. Do not be afraid of trying new things, and most importantly, never stop learning.”

Way to go, Shahen!