George A Hudock

George Hudock, Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology, passed away on January 24, 2015.

George was a dedicated faculty member in the department for 35 years and continued to serve following his retirement. His research focus was on the physiology of the unicellular alga Chlamydomonas, but it was in the classroom and teaching lab that George really devoted the majority of his energy and time. He is probably best known by more recent members of the department for the George Hudock Fellowship for graduate students and for the lecture dedicated to his former student, Joan Wood. George is survived by his wife Carol Bart (a retired University Division advisor) and his daughters, Jennifer and Jessica.

George came to Indiana University in 1965 and remained here until his retirement in 2000. His outstanding teaching earned him several awards, including IU’s Ulysses G. Weatherly Award for distinguished teaching, the 1972 Teaching Award from the Senior Class Council, and the 1998 Teaching Excellence Recognition Award. He also earned Biology’s Senior Class Award for Teaching Excellence in Biology and Dedication to Undergraduates in 1987.

Per his wishes, there will be no funeral, but George’s family will host a remembrance of his life.

George asked that anyone wishing to remember him simply take a walk to enjoy the great beauty this world has to offer. Any monetary contributions should be sent to the George Hudock Fellowship, any ecology or nature organization, or an animal shelter.

For more information about Professor Hudock, see Retirement tribute to George Hudock and DeLaCroix family frames fellowship honoring Hudock—a mentor who makes a difference.