February Alumnae Spotlight, Lacy Davillier, Skip of 2004

In what ways did your Ursuline education prepare you for the work you’re doing now?

Ursuline taught me so many things, but the largest impact on the work I have now is threefold. During my time in school, I was classically trained in art and actually had the help of marvelous teachers like SRM to put my portfolio together and get into art school. Art school led to photography and the rest, as they say, is history.  Ursuline also taught me the value of hard work and taught me that I belonged anywhere that I wanted to be - even if I was in the vast minority. It is because of that education, that I was able to walk into a male-dominated world and make my own way. Finally, the faith that I learned at Ursuline has helped to persevere through some of the hardest and darkest times of being an entrepreneur.  

Please describe the most significant value you learned from Ursuline Academy.

The most significant value I learned from Ursuline was absolutely Serviam. To be a leader (or at least to be a good one), we must serve. That is the Christ model. Ursuline taught me to delight in serving others, and I am immensely grateful for that.

Describe Ursuline in one word.

Ursuline is legacy. We come from a legacy of strong and intelligent women, and the legacy we leave behind is for every girl who comes after us. I have always been proud of my education and willing to help strengthen that legacy in any way possible.

About Lacy Davillier

Lacy Davillier is a proud Skip of 2004. She holds a Bachelors in Studio Art from New York University. She moved home in 2008, opened Davillier Photography & Graphics in 2009, and has never looked back.  In addition to Davillier Photography & Graphics, Lacy now owns two other businesses and is working on a third.  She likes to call herself a "serial entrepreneur." Lacy is a member of the Ursuline Alumnae Board and was recently the keynote speaker for high school career day. She resides uptown with her husband, Luke, and she enjoys travelling, cooking, and exercising in her spare time.