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APSU alumnus earns student paper award


A paper written by an Austin Peay State University alumnus has been chosen to receive an award from the International Biometric Society’s Eastern North American Region (ENAR).

Christopher McMahan (’05) will be recognized in March with a Distinguished Student Paper Award during the ENAR’s spring meeting in Miami, Fla. He also will present his winning paper, titled “Informative Dorfman Screening.”

Currently, McMahan is pursuing a doctoral degree in statistics at the University of South Carolina. He plans to graduate in May 2012 and then pursue a career as a college professor.

At APSU, he earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in physics at APSU. After graduation, he enrolled at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, receiving a master’s in mathematics. -- Melony Shemberger