David Kopp '91
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Retired after three decades in the nuclear power industry, David Kopp '91 stays connected with his alma mater. As plant operator for the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station, David was responsible for maintaining equipment at the station and testing it periodically. He received a degree in business administration after first attending night school at the Downtown location in the '70s and then finishing the degree at the main campus in Moon.
David is part of the alumni council and regularly attends meetings and volunteers for alumni activities. "We have done food banks in McKeesport and Coraopolis. Doing something like that is a very humbling experience to see." David says. He and his wife, Mary, are also members of the 1921 Club and avid Colonials hockey fans. "We've been following the men's hockey team ever since their first year down at Neville Island. We pretty much make all the home games," David says. The two have also traveled with the team to Michigan, and most recently to Colorado to watch the Colonials play Air Force — new President Chris Howard's alma mater. The teams split their two-game series, with the Colonials winning the opener 7-4 but losing 4-1 the next day.
As an alum, David says it has been great to see how the university has grown over the years. He and his wife are enjoying all of the activities the university has to offer, and can't wait to see where the school goes from here. "Over the years it has changed and the Moon campus has gotten larger. It's just really been nice to see how much the university has developed."
By Xavier Hickman