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Koop to receive alumni award from doctoral alma mater

Marie Christine Koop, professor and former chair of the Department of World Languages and Literatures, will receive the 2013 Joon S. Moon Distinguished International Alumni Award from International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to international understanding and to the global mission of the university. Koop received a doctorate in French from Michigan State.  She will receive the award at an April 3 presentation at Michigan State.

Koop has been involved with and/or directed the French Summer Institute for teachers of French to earn a master’s degree, the French Co-Op Exchange Program which allows students to study in France and programs that focus on the teaching and study of scientific and business French.

Marie Christine Koop, professor of French, receives the Academic Order of Palms from the French Ministry of Education, 2008.She is a past president of the American Association of Teachers of French, and received the association's first National Award for Excellence in Teaching at the post-secondary level. She has been honored with the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture, given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language, and UNT's J.H. Shelton Award for Excellence in Teaching.  

She previously was named a Knight and then an Officer, right, in the Order of Academic Palms by the French Ministry of Education. The award was established in 1866 to honor individuals who make major contributions to French national education.

Koop received undergraduate degrees from the Université de Provence and the Teachers' Training Center, both in Aix-en-Provence, France, a master's degree from the State University of New York at Albany and the doctoral degree from Michigan State.



Posted on: Wed 13 March 2013

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