To be a Visitation graduate is a genuine distinction and honor. Visitation is not only the oldest girls’ school in the nation, but it is one of the very best. There are many excellent schools, but there is only one Visitation. As you graduate, I’d like to share three important life themes with you.
Meet Our Alums
Meet Jacquie Farrell Moen '88, Vice President for Online Education at the Smithsonian. Get to know her through a Q&A about her role at the Smithsonian (she sometimes films in the museums at night!) and how Visitation helped to prepare Jacquie for her career.
From a young age, science and healthcare always interested me. When it came to choosing high schools and classes, I knew Visitation would provide the competitive and comprehensive education I would need.
When Sarah Nosal ‘96 was four years old, she convinced her little sister that she had healing powers. This was a ruse of course and her sister quickly realized the truth, but the thought of having healing powers gave Sarah an idea.
“As it became clearer that my healing powers did not resolve all suffering, I decided I should become a doctor so I could heal them for real,” Sarah said.
Alice Smith '95, who once sang with the Visitation Gospel Choir, is a professional musician based out of LA. She will release her third album this year (as yet unnamed) and will perform her hometown on Feb. 10 at The Kennedy Center.
"In general I'm a person that feels like if I do my best to be really honest and true, and my authentic self, and if I feel free in that and good about being that, than I feel like that's when you get a lot out of music."
St. Francis de Sales' words, "Be who you are and be that well" obliviously rang true for Alice.