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Computer science student receives the coveted Drane Award

December 16, 2003


During Austin Peays Winter Commencement, a student from Germany walked away with the top student award.

Stephan Koch, who now resides in Clarksville, received the William McClure Drane Award. The Drane Award is conferred upon an outstanding graduating senior who has been chosen by the faculty on the bases of character, scholarship, leadership and service to the University.
December 16, 2003


During Austin Peay's Winter Commencement, a student from Germany walked away with the top student award.

Stephan Koch, who now resides in Clarksville, received the William McClure Drane Award. The Drane Award is conferred upon an outstanding graduating senior who has been chosen by the faculty on the bases of character, scholarship, leadership and service to the University.

Graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA in computer science, Koch was a four-year recipient of the Academic Tutoring Scholarship and the George Brotherton Computer Science Scholarship. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta honorary and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, from which he received the Charles M. Waters Award. He was a four-year Dean's List Scholar.

A member of Lambda Lambda Lambda Computer Science Fraternity and the National Association for Computing Machinery, he was treasurer for the ACM student chapter.

Koch worked at the Tennessee Titans' concession stand to raise money for the student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. He was a volunteer for the ACM chapter during GHOST, and he helped raise money for ACM by working at several fundraising events.

Koch is married to Dr. Susan Koch, associate professor of accounting. His parents, Ute and Hermann Koch, live in Bad Lippspringe, Germany.
—Dennie Burke