Obituary: Debbie Hauck, 42, Senior Director of Whiting
Deborah Anne Hauck, senior director of the Whiting
School's Engineering and
Applied Science Programs for Professionals and a
university employee for more than 15 years, died June 11
after a long battle with cancer. She was 42.
Hauck, known as Debbie, joined the Johns Hopkins staff
in February 1989 as a student registration assistant. By
2000, she had attained the position of director, student
services, in what was then called the Part-Time Programs in
Engineering and Applied Science. In 2001, she received the
Whiting School's Staff Service Award for outstanding
contributions to the school and the Hopkins community at
After a major program reorganization in 2004, she was
promoted to the post of senior director, overseeing the
administration of Engineering and Applied Science Programs
for Professionals, known as EPP.
In a message announcing Hauck's death to faculty and
staff, Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the Whiting School, said,
"Debbie has been a committed, invaluable employee in the
Whiting School, and she will be sorely missed."
Associate Dean Allan W. Bjerkaas, who oversees
part-time engineering education, said, "During her 15 years
with the Engineering Programs for Professionals, Debbie
made contributions too numerous to list. During her tenure,
the Whiting School had three different deans and the
part-time programs had four different names and several
associate deans and directors — but Debbie was the
constant factor. She was an important contributor to both
the stability and growth of the programs. Wherever we look
in EPP and its processes, we will see indications of
Debbie's contributions for years to come."
A graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Penn.,
Hauck earned a master of science degree from SPSBE in 1995.
Hauck is survived by her husband, Neil, whom she
married in 1987. A memorial service was held earlier this
month at Edgewood Assembly of God. Family members said
contributions in honor of Hauck could be made to the
American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 572, Bel Air, MD 21014,
or to the Edgewood Assembly of God, 803 Edgewood Road,
Edgewood, MD 21040.
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