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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University June 26, 2006 | Vol. 35 No. 38
Obituary: Debbie Hauck, 42, Senior Director of Whiting School's EPP

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 large.

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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