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BURCIN BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY & ROBERT COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI

  • Charlotte, NC
  • www.burcinalumni.org

Mission Statement

BURCIN, Bogazici University and Robert College(*) International Alumni Association, Inc., is a non-profit - 501(c)(3) - organization incorporated in the state of Texas. The mission of BURCIN is to help Bogazici University, founded in 1863 as the first American institution of higher learning abroad, sustain an international standing as a world-class academic, research and cultural institution.

Towards this end, BURCIN will promote academic, research and cultural programs between Bogazici University and other international institutions; establish and nurture bonds among alumni, and between the alumni and the University; plan and execute programs by which members can assist the University through financial, intellectual and personal service; pursue cooperative relationships with BUMED and other organizations that have similar objectives; serve as a channel for companies and individuals who wish to assist in these goals; and provide assistance to the administration, faculty, and students in their University related activities abroad. To achieve these goals, the programs and activities of BURCIN can be categorized as:

Industry Relations

BURCIN will serve to promote Bogazici University to industry worldwide in order to implement programs of cooperation. It will work to assist in the establishment of co-op and work/study programs; seek funding for scholarships, grants, and contracts; arrange short courses, workshops and symposia; conduct recruitment oriented activities such as job fairs or computer listings; promote the research potential of the University to industry; and assist Bogazici University to get industrial funding through international partnerships, venture capital enterprises, and technology transfer.

Academic Relations

Similarly, BURCIN will ask its members in other academic institutions to promote Bogazici University, its students, and faculty. It will assist students applying for graduate studies abroad by providing information; it will assist Bogazici University faculty in making arrangements for visiting positions or sabbaticals, and help them establish closer ties with the alumni who work in academia; it will aid the formation of multi-university research efforts or centers; it will assist in organizing international scientific conferences; and it will interact with academic departments to address their specific needs in relation to contacts with similar departments in other universities.

Government Relations

BURCIN will also promote Bogazici University to government and international agencies, and will serve to shape favorable opinion toward the University. It will assist in applying for public funding sources to educational and research activities; and will alert the administration and faculty of the University to existing grants and aid programs.

Individual Support

BURCIN will plan and execute programs by which its individual members can assist the University through various means. It will facilitate member support and contributions to Bogazici University consistent with the diverse backgrounds and capabilities of its membershiservice to the University, volunteer efforts in fundraising, donation of equipment and services, and similar activities.

Community Development

Additionally, in order to develop a sense of community among alumni and members it will also engage in various social and cultural activities and support continuous learning endeavors. It will enter into cooperative arrangements with organizations that have similar goals and will pursue the formation of close bonds with all members of the Bogazici community.

 

(*) Robert College refers to the pre-1971 upper division of Robert College (RC Yuksek).

Main Programs

  1. Bogazici University 40th Anniversary Fund
  2. Bogazici University 150th Anniversary Scholarship Fund
  3. Bogazici University Engineering School 100th Anniversary
  4. Bogazici University 100th Anniversary Celebration

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Service Areas

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International

Events are organized in North America and other locations where Bogazici University Alumni reside.  We work closely with BUMED the Alumni Association and BUVAK University Charitable Foundation in Istanbul Turkey where Bogazici University is located

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer since 2012

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A Nesrin Goker

Keywords

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North America, USA, Canada

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EIN

75-2949787

 Number

4835957552

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (W03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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BURCIN s work program is to foster relationships and community building among Bogazici University Community in the United States.  To this effect local leaders are active in New York, NY, Raleigh, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Boston, MA and Washington DC and College Station, TX.
A fund to commemorate 40th Anniversary of transformation of Rober College to Bogazici University was created and Alumni were awarded stipends to pursue conferences and studies in the USA.  Additionally BURCIN continues to support BUVAK in enhancing the Universities academic standing through renovations of university property and support of academic infrastructure such as libraries, databases and the like.

Programs

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Program 1

Bogazici University 40th Anniversary Fund

Bogazici University Engineering School  100th Anniversary Fund

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Bogazici University 150th Anniversary Scholarship Fund

To provide Scholarships to Bogazici University Graduates to attend Graduate Programs in the USA

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

Bogazici University Engineering School 100th Anniversary

To provide Scholarships to Bogazici University Graduates to attend Graduate School in the USA

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Bogazici University 100th Anniversary Celebration

Conferences, concerts and academic activities to celebrate 100th anniversary of Bogazici University funding September 16, 1863

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Events are organized in North America and other locations where Bogazici University Alumni reside.  We work closely with BUMED the Alumni Association and BUVAK University Charitable Foundation in Istanbul Turkey where Bogazici University is located

Funding Needs

BURCIN funds scholarships and grants for Bogazici University Students and Alumni.  BURCIN also participates in projects to maintain Bogazici Universities academic standing as an world class institution of higher learning. Currently we are collecting funds to renovate the Universities first building dating from 1868.

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BURCIN BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY & ROBERT COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI

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Principal Officer

A Nesrin Goker

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Prof Huseyin Abut

Bogazici University Alumna

Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2013

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