Haleigh Jenna Golden Scholarship

In Memoriam

            Haleigh Jenna Golden, age 20, lost her vibrant life on November 6, 2018 to vaccine induced grand mal seizures after receiving the highly recommended meningococcal vaccine for college two years earlier.  Haleigh entered the University of Cincinnati as a sophomore and cared deeply about her education.  Haleigh studied as a double major in Communications and Journalism with double minors in Sports Media & Promotions and Public Relations and had earned enough credit hours to graduate posthumously.  In addition to an elite academic standing, Haleigh served as President of the Lambda Pi Eta honorary fraternity, and was an active member of the university’s CommuniCATS communications group. Haleigh expressed her spiritual beliefs and values as the Editor-in-Chief and senior writer for the Cincinnati’s journalistic publication, The Odyssey, and attended Crossroads Uptown Church and Young Adults Youth Group while studying in Cincinnati.  

            A 2016 graduate of Marysville High School, Haleigh was a Peer Mentor, In the Halls newspaper contributor, a National Honor Society member and the PR officer in LEO Club where she displayed her compassion and inclusion for people by volunteering her time and talents. She was also a member of the MHS Symphonic Choir, Swingers Unlimited Show Choir, and the Production Manager for Marysville’s Summer Theater Workshop, as well as a company dance member at the State Street Performing Arts Center. A skilled soccer player, Haleigh was passionate for collegiate and professional sports, especially the UC Bearcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes.

            Above all her accomplishments, Haleigh remained a compassionate and beautiful daughter, loving and unwavering sister, and loyal and humble friend. To her family, she was witty but thoughtful, to her friends she was hilariously sassy with a dash of sweet, and Haleigh had an intrinsic and empathetic love for all creatures, especially pugs and goats. Her Godly inner beauty was reflected in her creative and artistic abilities and Haleigh left a lasting impression on all those who knew her. 

            Haleigh would be humbled that IPAK-EDU and Dr. James Lyons-Weiler have remembered her with an initial ten generous scholarships, and her family is immensely touched and appreciative!  Links below. 

Please visit HaleighsHeart.com to learn more about Haleigh.