Dr. Musa Tuzuner Dies: A Beacon of Knowledge and Inspiration at Gannon University

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden passing of Dr. Musa Tuzuner, an esteemed associate professor in Gannon University’s Department of Justice Studies and Human Services. He was on a university assignment in Vienna, Austria, accompanied by his wife when he passed away.

Dr. Tuzuner joined the Gannon community in 2021 and quickly made his mark as an outstanding teacher and scholar. He was instrumental in starting the Anti-Money Laundering program at the university, demonstrating his deep commitment to academia and his dedication to equipping students with relevant knowledge and skills.

Beyond his academic prowess, Dr. Tuzuner was known for his ability to connect with everyone he encountered. Be it faculty, students, or prospective students and their families visiting the university, he exuded warmth and friendliness that made him well-liked and respected within the community.

As we mourn this significant loss, we also celebrate Dr. Tuzuner’s life and the profound impact he had on Gannon University. His legacy lives on in the knowledge he imparted, the connections he fostered, and the inspiration he provided to us all.

Official information shared by Gannon University about the last ride

In his honor, a brief memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. in Waldron 219. A more formal gathering to pay tribute to Dr. Tuzuner’s life and contributions will be organized at a later date.

During this challenging time, we extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Tuzuner’s wife, children, and wider family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and we stand ready to provide support.

We encourage members of the Gannon community grappling with this loss to seek help. The Health and Counseling Center can be reached at (814) 871-7622 or counseling@gannon.edu. Students also have free, 24/7 access to virtual health and well-being resources through TimelyCare. Simply download the app, register with your Gannon email address, and receive care whenever you need it.

In these moments of grief, let us remember Dr. Tuzuner with affection, gratitude, and hope. Let us honor his memory by caring for each other today and always. May his soul rest in peace.

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