A love of sneakers and having a former university president in the family brought DeVaughn Hauck ’20 to the University of Maine. He is the March Recipient of the Alumni Association’s Dirigo Award.
What town or city do you live in when the university is not in session?
I live in Roxbury, a neighborhood in the middle of the city of Boston.
What is your major?
Why did you choose that major and field of study?
I have always been very interested in sneakers and how exclusive pairs can sell for so much money on secondary markets, so I wanted to know more about how marketing worked and better understand how sneakers could be so valuable because they are “exclusive.”
Why did you choose to attend UMaine?
Many family members of mine attended UMaine and my great-great-grandfather, Arthur Hauck ’58H, was once president of the university.
What UMaine-affiliated clubs or organizations are you involved in?
Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity
Favorite place to hang out on campus?
Honestly the Union and Library are where I spend most of my time on campus when I am not in class.
Favorite place to hang out off campus?
The Avenue [a popular student apartment complex in Orono].
What is your most memorable event or experience as a UMaine student?
My freshman year there was this hamster ball soccer tournament that I signed up for with my friends and it was super fun.
Aside from coursework and campus life, what are your interests or favorite things to do?
I love playing baseball or hanging out with friends inside if it is too cold.
Who is/are your favorite UMaine professor(s) and what makes them stand out?
I’ve liked a lot of my professors but I’m currently taking a class with Stephanie Welcomer and Dmitri Markovitch and they are very wise, educated, and enthusiastic about their fields.
What year do you expect to receive your bachelor’s degree?
This year! I will be graduating in May 2019.
What are your plans for the year immediately following your UMaine graduation?
I want to save money and travel the world.
What do you see yourself doing professionally once you’ve finished your education?
I will probably work in an office doing something in my field but I hope to own a business one day.
What are the keys to being a successful student at UMaine?
The UMaine Alumni Association, with support from University Credit Union, each month presents its Dirigo Award to an undergraduate student who exemplifies the academic and civic ideals of the University of Maine. Selections are made in consultation with UMaine’s deans and the Division of Student Life.