Alumnae

Alumnae Association

The Alumnae Association has two meetings each year and plans various special events, including Breakfast with Santa. This first VAA Meeting will happen on September 20, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Jane's Place at Visitation Academy.

The Visitation Academy Alumnae Association of St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1904. As recorded in the minutes of the first formal meeting of the Alumnae Association on February 22, 1905, the first Alumnae President stated that the aim is “to make our Alma Mater better known, to extend her influence, to be her constant advertisers, to be faithful to her principles, and to infuse them into others. This can be done only by action.” Although many years have passed, these words still accurately reflect the mission of the Alumnae Association. Throughout its long, colorful, and vibrant history, we all remain very proud of our alma mater. As one of the oldest and most esteemed schools in the St. Louis area, it has one of the longest-standing and most active Alumnae Associations.

We look forward to seeing you and many of your classmates at an upcoming Alumnae Association gathering.

Join us at these Alumnae Association events during 2022-2023. 
The Alumnae Association meets two times a year. All alumnae are invited to attend. Please click here to go to the Alumnae Events page for information about the next scheduled meeting.

Click here to view photos from this year's events!

Volunteering and Class Representatives

As alumnae, we share many common values. Your leadership and participation are vital links to making our Association viable for all of us. Events, communications, and fundraising are but a few of our needs, some of which cannot be accomplished without active volunteers.

What better way to keep in touch with your alma mater, the Sisters, and sister alumnae than by volunteering your time, knowledge, and talents to your Alumnae Association. This is a wonderful way to renew old friendships and meet other alumnae. Volunteers are always needed to help at events, especially Breakfast with Santa.

Being a class representative is another way to get involved in helping the Alumnae Office and the Alumnae Association. Class reps are responsible for acting as the liaison between the alumnae and the Association or the school. With your help, we can make sure that the contact information for our alumnae remains current. Please see the list of class reps below. If your class year is not represented, please consider volunteering your time to help.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit our sign-up genius or contact Alumnae Association President, Susan Mogab ’69, or Alumnae Association Secretary, Vivian Mera Van Bogaert ’00.

VAA Zelle Account

  • Pay with Zelle!
    The VAA is excited to share that they have opened a Zelle account to accept payment for events and fundraising!

    Click here to learn more about Zelle, already in over a thousand banking apps.

Class Representatives

  • Mary Ellen Clancy Cremins ’58
  • Sister Mary Grace McCormack, VHM ’60
  • Cathie Majka Ott ’64
  • Rose Ann Walther Penilla ’65
  • Eileen Holloran Heidenheimer ’66
  • Cathy Griffin Maloney ’67
  • Debby Fleming Wurdack ’68 
  • Susan Mogab ’69
  • Clare Cribbin Marino ’70
  • Mary Anne Hederman Spruell ’71
  • Lisa Howe Chassaing ’72
  • Christy Human Hughes ’72
  • Beth Hughes Wendling ’73
  • Mimi Concannon Butler ’74
  • Michele 'Missy' Monnig Ryan ’75
  • Karen McLaughlin Bruns ’76
  • Mary Stanislaw Salerno ’77
  • Margy Mager Kemp ’78
  • Lisa Fiordelisi Arends ’79
  • Margy Kroupa Travers ’80
  • Linda Cary Hinshaw ’81
  • Jane Wahlen Tayon ’82
  • Beth Hardy Armbuster ’83
  • Coleen Cavanaugh ’85
  • Michele Fronckiewicz Hicks ’86
  • Mimi Suba Bender ’87
  • Sara Costigan McLellan ’88
  • Elyra Figueroa España ’89
  • Maribeth Concannon ’89
  • Jennifer Murman Lovell ’90
  • Leigh Ann Rowan Parker ’90
  • Alicia  Fronckiewicz Elsner ’91
  • Megan Hines Smith ’91
  • Ann Boyle Saladin ’92
  • Kate Downey Han ’94
  • Darcy Snodgrass McKeown ’95
  • Stephanie Clark Dolan ’96
  • Katie Blackburn Brown ’97
  • Christy Coleman Cain ’99
  • Mary Swaykus ’99
  • Christy Sharamitaro Birke ’00
  • Kathryn Helling Riner ’01
  • Lisa Kohler ’02
  • Anne Zanola Street ’03
  • Jessie Patane Weiss ’03
  • Kate Hennekes Clark ’04
  • Elizabeth Curran ’05
  • Megan Spruell ’07
  • Anna Boudoures ’08
  • Christine Marino ’09
  • Laura Jablonski ’10
  • Brooke Polivka ’11
  • Mackenzie Conley Schifano ’12
  • Cassidy Re ’13
  • Katrina Ludwig ’14
  • Stephanie Fortune ’15
  • Sally Boone ’16
  • Margaret Conley ’16
  • Morgan Howard ’16
  • Annie Farrell ’17
  • Erin Schultz ’17
  • Stevie Bisch ’18
  • Lidia Marusic ’19
  • Grace Elsner ’20
  • Madeline Blazevic ’21
  • Tillie Killeen ’22



Board Members

List of 10 items.

  • Susan Mogab ‘69

    President
  • Christine Marino ‘09

    Vice President
  • Michelle Vieth Zarrilli ‘89

    Treasurer
  • Vivian Mera Van Bogeart ‘00

    Corresponding Secretary
  • Linda Cary Hindshaw ‘81

    Recording Secretary
  • Kelly Anderson Erlinger ‘10

    Hospitality
  • Cassidy Re ‘13

    Young Alumnae Liaison
  • Ellie Hillenbrand ‘21

    Young Alumnae Liaison
  • Kate Hennekes ‘04

    Ex-Officio
  • Kathryn Tucker Snodgrass ‘69

    Moderator
Please click here to see a list of past VAA Presidents.
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