Professional and Alumni

KON Member Spotlight

This feature on the KON Website highlights an outstanding campus member or alumni member who has contributed to the chapter or community in a significant way. Share your recent accomplishments and honors and/or newsworthy activities and success stories.

The Member Spotlight is by invitation or by nomination and is selected by staff. One outstanding member is highlighted each month.

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Member Spotlight - May 2013

Hailey McDonell

Hailey McDonell as JillHailey McDonell stars as "Jill" in the Midwest touring cast of the Jump with Jill show. Born and raised just outside of Detroit, Hailey sought out Jill Jayne to audition for the role after seeing her speak at a conference. Although Jump with Jillwas not casting at the time, creator Jill Jayne was so impressed with her balance of teaching and entertainment credentials, she opened the Michigan branch of Jump with Jill.

Hailey is a certified teacher and a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education and a minor in mathematics. Her passion is only matched by her love of performing. Hailey has worked as a character actor at the Walt Disney World Resort, a princess performer for Once Upon a Princess, and in various roles in community and regional theaters including Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Hailey is ecstatic to be part of the Jump with Jill family where she can professionally combine her love of teaching with her passion for performing.


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