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Kumcu memorial fund established

Dr. Erdogan Kumcu
Dr. Erdogan Kumcu

More than one hundred persons attended a unique improvisational concert October 21 honoring the memory of Dr. Erdogan Kumcu. Kumcu served Ball State University over twenty-two years until his death April 3, 2004 The concert was performed in the BSU Alumni Center by pianist Hakan Toker, a Turkish-born graduate of the Indiana University School of Music. This performance was part of Toker's state-wide concert tour underwritten by a grant from the Indiana Arts Council. Hakan Toker generously permitted videotaping of his performance to be given to those who shared Erdogan Kumcu's passion for international educational exchange.

The Erdogan Kumcu International Education Fund is an endowed fund administered by the Ball State University Foundation. Its purpose is to promote faculty development as a complement to the existing Friends of Turkey Fund which supports student exchanges with Turkish universities.

The endowed fund is administered by the Miller College of Business. Over sixty gifts totalling over $25,000 have been received so far. The goal is to reach $100,000. The account # is 1367.

Contributions to the Erdogan Kumcu International Education Fund may be made on line at  or by contacting the BSU Foundation at 765 285 8312. For further information, contact Judy Lane, Bureau of Business Research, BSU, at 765 285 5926 or