Editor’s note: UVA Today is introducing readers to some of the outstanding members of the University of Virginia’s Class of 2015. All of the stories, plus other information about Finals Weekend, are compiled here.
“I feel most comfortable when I’m doing something, or giving back,” said Katie Bailey, who graduated from the University of Virginia on Sunday with a double major in urban and environmental planning and in Spanish, plus a minor in global sustainability. She also completed the McIntire Business Institute certification program.
No doubt, Bailey made herself mighty comfortable at U.Va. Shortly after arriving on Grounds, she threw herself into the Relay For Life organization, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society. U.Va.’s chapter of the national organization had raised over $1.25 million, and is one of the top 15 collegiate events in the world.
She also served as a program director for Madison House’s Cavs in the Classroom program, and was a student mentor for U.Va. Pals, a volunteer for the English as Second or Other Language program and a member of U.Va.’s Sustainability Committee.
Not surprisingly, then, her classmates gave her their Community Service Award during Valedictory Exercises on Friday.