Sioux Falls Senior Wins Covenant Award for Excellence

SIOUX FALLS – Joe Coppock, a senior from Sioux Falls, is the recipient of the Augustana Covenant Award for Excellence.

The Augustana Covenant Awards were established to reward students who exhibit the College’s five core values—Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community, and Service. Recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty and staff.

Coppock has pursued a double major—chemistry (ACS) and biology—and will graduate cum laude on May 24. He is the son of Patti and Thomas Coppock.

A graduate of Roosevelt High School, Coppock will enter the MD/PhD Program at the Sanford School of Medicine.

In a letter of recommendation, a faculty member wrote, “He is the most productive research student I have ever mentored. He has researched, published, and presented. His work in the laboratory has always been among the best I’ve ever seen.”

Also nominated were Charlie Buehler, a senior from Sioux Falls majoring in French and religion; Nick Gjorvad, a senior from Marshall, MN, majoring in philosophy and government/international affairs; Kara Kingma, a senior from Hawarden, IA, majoring in accounting and government/international affairs; Justine Lueth, a senior from Madison, SD, majoring in philosophy and French; Missi St. Aubin, a senior from Marshall, MN, majoring in chemistry and biology; Dan Schoen, a senior from Maple Grove, MN, majoring in history; Nate Strenge, a senior from Rice, MN, majoring in mathematics and secondary education; and Luke Tatge, a senior from Benson, MN, majoring in journalism.

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