Thanks to donors like you, the George Hudock Biology Fellowship will continue to recognize a promising student while paying tribute to a beloved professor.
About George Hudock
George Hudock came to Indiana University in 1965 and remained here until his retirement in 2000. Hudock’s 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. He passed away in 2015.
2023 Hudock Fellow: Morgan Familo
Morgan is a second-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Farrah Bashey-Visser’s lab, where she uses the symbiotic relationship between entomopathogenic nematodes and their bacteria to investigate how complex host-microbe interactions can explain the diversity of co-occurring parasites in sympatry.
Outside of research, Morgan is passionate about science literacy and outreach, community building, and advocacy at IU. This has taken the form of undergraduate education as an associate instructor, participating in the annual Science Fest program, co-organizing Ecolunch (a weekly graduate student seminar series), and serving on the Department of Biology’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
2023 Hudock Fellow: Susan Reed
Susan Reed is a second-year M.S. student in Biology’s Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program. She considers herself fortunate to be in Distinguished Professor Ellen Ketterson’s lab, where she is surrounded by knowledgeable researchers and supportive mentors. With goals of becoming a conservation biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Service, DNR, or National Park Service, Susan is excited to make the most of her time at IU studying avian annual cycle strategies and species distribution modeling techniques.
About the George Hudock Fellowship
This fund is used to support and maintain the George Hudock Biology Fellowship, which is open to Department of Biology graduate students in good academic standing. First preference is given to qualified Master’s candidates and second to Master’s or Doctoral level students in need of summer support or financial assistance for special seminars or training.
This endowed fellowship was established in 1993 by Indiana University alumni, Fern (Hays) and Clifford DeLaCroix. Hudock taught and mentored Mrs. DeLaCroix during her college career, and she wished to honor him for his outstanding teaching ability, support, and guidance.