Dr. Jacqueline S. Jackson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Harford Community College, presented the Outstanding Student Leadership Award to Hailee I. Domich at the College’s Commencement ceremony on May 24. This award recognizes a student who has made significant overall contributions to the College and community where personal time, effort, and dedication are evident. The student must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Hailee grew up in an extremely unstable home and was the victim of such severe bullying that she dropped out of high school. She did not allow her unfortunate circumstances to overwhelm her; she maintained a positive attitude and earned a GED. Once she enrolled as an HCC student, she became involved in numerous activities. A psychology major, she served as the president of Psyched Up!, a student organization that offers programming related to wellness, mental health, and community outreach. She was the president of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the new leadership society at Harford Community College, and was Executive Senator of the Student Government Association. A member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Hailee is enrolled in the Honors Program. She was also a member of the Fighting Owls women’s tennis team. As an orientation leader, she inspired new students with her passion for HCC. She completed the Emerging Leaders Program and was selected to attend the NACA Summer Leadership event. She is a member of the American Association of University Women. In addition, Hailee participated in the 2018 Alternative Winter Break in Houston, TX to work with community members on the rebuilding efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.

She has also volunteered for local and national nonprofit organizations where she focuses on wellness and mental health as well as community outreach and education.

Hailee plans on attending the Honors College at Towson University in the fall. She would like to teach psychology at a university one day.