Mollica recognized for service during Homecoming

Jessica (Hatlestad) Mollica will be recognized with USAO’s Young Alumni award on Nov. 10 as part of the annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration. Additional information about the event, including registration, is available online at

Mollica recognized for service during Homecoming


While she was at the USAO campus, Jessica (Hatlestad) Mollica spent a lot of time in community service work. That didn’t change after she graduated and is one of the reasons why she is receiving the USAO Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Award this year.

Mollica will be recognized as part of Alumni Homecoming festivities, which are scheduled for Nov. 7-9.

The annual reunion is open to all USAO/OCLA/OCW alumni.

Registrations are being accepted at the USAO Alumni Development Office, (405) 574-1290.

An all-inclusive registration package is available for $65 per person, which includes all meals.

Additional information, including registration, is available online at

Mollica is a 2007 graduate of USAO with a degree in political science and minors in communication and liberal arts. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Ottawa University in 2013.

She is a customer and associate services manager at Systems Services of America in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Jessica kept up her community involvement after she graduated,” said Jaclyn Vazquez, a classmate and a 2008 graduate of USAO. “She has set up donation drives for a children’s hospital and a homeless shelter, scheduled and led Habitat for Humanity events and does a lot of work with helping prepare veterans to re-enter the workforce.

“She is even working with the City of Phoenix to institute an internship program that would help inner-city youth begin their career development.”

She serves as a volunteer resume reviewer and mock interviewer for Hiring Our Heroes, sets up volunteer events at Habitat for Humanity and UMOM New Day Center for Homeless Families, assists future college graduates in preparing to enter the workforce at ITT Technical Institute, serves as a volunteer for the 50/50 Raffle, collects donations at NFL games for charitable organizations that partner with the Arizona Cardinals Charities and serves as a volunteer for the United Way.

Mollica also participates in the USAO Alumni Association with scholarship support, attending Arizona alumni events and has represented USAO at Arizona College Fairs.