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Office of the Provost
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Leonard, Room Lower Level

Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061

October 25, 2010

 TO:  American University Community
 FROM:  Scott A. Bass, Provost
 Richard M. Durand, Dean, Kogod School of Business
 SUBJECT:  Death of Professor Sue Marcum


It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Professor Sue Marcum.

Professor Marcum was a beloved member of the Kogod community and her sudden death is a tremendous loss to her students and colleagues.

A member of the Kogod Accounting faculty, she was a dynamic and engaging teacher. A member of the Kogod faculty since 1999, she served as director of the MS in Accounting program and was an alumna of the BS in Business Administration and MS in Taxation programs.

The Montgomery County Police is treating Professor Marcum’s death as "suspicious" and are conducting an ongoing investigation.

As a community, we mourn Professor Marcum’s death and extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, students, colleagues, and alumni. Information about a memorial service will be shared as it becomes available.

During this difficult time, we urge you to take advantage of grief counseling services offered here at American University. You can arrange to see a counselor on campus during business hours by calling 202-885-3500. Please learn more at the Office of Campus Life’s website. Currently, there is a grief counselor on-site at Kogod to speak with you should you wish in office 104.

After hours, you may contact Public Safety at x3636; your resident director on duty if you live on campus; or dial 911 for local emergency response services off-campus.