The Villa Maria Alumnae Association inducted the Class of 2022 in a ceremony in the Marian Center on Tuesday, May 31. Alumnae moms, aunts, and sisters were present for the event, and posed with their Class of 2022 students for a group photo.
The Elinor Langton Award was presented to senior Leila Astolfi. The winner, selected annually by students, faculty, and alumnae, is chosen for her dedication, leadership, faith, enthusiasm, and kindness to all. Leila received a standing ovation from her classmates and underclassmen when her name was announced.
Alumna Katie Magargee Grant ’10 addressed the students, urging, “Be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Ms. Grant recounted becoming a pediatric hospital nurse, only to realize quickly that it was not a good fit. She reevaluated and decided that she was in the right field but the wrong role, and returned to school to become a nurse practitioner. Ms. Grant says she now enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients from birth to age 26.
After the induction, the seniors enjoyed a buffet lunch and a tour of the new Theresa Maxis Student Union building. Although members of the Class of 2022 won’t be on campus next year to enjoy the new building, they were the first class to see the inside and take a tour.
Thank you VMA Alumnae Association for a beautiful morning!