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Taftali scholarship awardee announced

Ohrun Gukdiken is pictured visiting the Ball State International Advancement office in the Alumni Center
Ohrun Gukdiken is pictured visiting the Ball State International Advancement office in the Alumni Center

Orhun Guldiken, a 2006 graduate of Istanbul University's faculty of business is the 2006-07 recipient of the Taftali Endowment Scholarship. This year's award is $2,000. Guldiken was born in 1983 and is a 2002 graduate of College St. Joseph, a French language medium high school. He has completed l internships in marketing and finance in Istanbul, and is considering an emphasis in finance in his BSU graduate studies, building on his well-developed quantitative skills.

"I plan to finish my MBA in 12 months", Guldiken said, then consider either further graduate studies or gaining professional experience with a major accounting or insurance firm in the U.S.  "I am very grateful to Mr. Umit Taftali for creating the scholarship I have this year" he said.

The Taftali Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 in honor the memory of Umit Taftali's mother.