Associate Professor of German Arne Koch has been selected as one of the seven recipients of the Goethe‐Institut/AATG Certificate of Merit, given by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) to recognize achievements in furthering the teaching of German.

Koch said the selection is a tremendous honor. “A big thank you has to go to my colleagues and, of course, our students for letting us try out different ways of digging into German Studies. It is important to note that this award is again recognition of the German Program at Colby because it explicitly acknowledges innovative curricular design, interdisciplinary cooperation, and significant contributions to the profession—all hallmarks of our small but vibrant academic home here on Mayflower Hill.”

This award comes two years after Colby’s German Program was named a 2018 Center of Excellence by the AATG, an honor that speaks to the strength of the program’s scholarship, teaching, and engagement on campus and in the community.

Koch will be receiving his award at a virtual presentation Nov. 21.