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Valentina Petrone Van Aken

Valentina Petrone Van Aken, American government official. Zelienople-Harmony Kiwanis Club scholar, 1981, St. Andrews Society Washington scholar, 1984; recipient J. Adolph Schmitz prize in languages, 1985. Chairman class of 1985, Washington and Jefferson College, since 1985. Member Elizabethtown Kennel Club (vice president publicity chairman), First of Twelfth Cavalry Regiment Wives' Group, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Background

  • Aken, Valentina Petrone Van was born on November 11, 1963 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Frank Valentine and Susan (Carmichael) Petrone.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Russian Studies with honors, Washington and Jefferson College, 1985.

    Career

    • Assistant library Washington County Courthouse Law Library., Washington, 1982-1983. Executive assistant Russian and history departments Washington and Jefferson College, 1983-1986. Teacher Bad Nauheim (Federal Republic Germany) Elementary School, 1988-1989.

      Manager transportation office Department Army Directorate Logistics, Friedberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1989-1990.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: dog obedience training, vocal music, photography, gardening.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Chairman class of 1985, Washington and Jefferson College, since 1985. Member Elizabethtown Kennel Club (vice president publicity chairman), First of Twelfth Cavalry Regiment Wives' Group, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: dog obedience training, vocal music, photography, gardening.

    Connections

    • Married John Clark Van Aken III, April 4, l987. 1 child, Tucker Petrone.
    • father: Frank Valentine Petrone
    • mother: Susan (Carmichael) Petrone
    • spouse: John Clark Van Aken III
    • child: Tucker Petrone Aken
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    Born November 11, 1963
    (age 53)
    • 1985
      Washington and Jefferson College
    • 1982 - 1983
      Assistant, library Washington County Courthouse Law Library
      Washington, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      executive, assistant Russian and history departments Washington and Jefferson College
    • 1988 - 1989
      teacher, Bad Nauheim (Federal Republic Germany) Elementary School
    • 1989 - 1990
      manager, transportation office Department Army Directorate Logistics
      Friedberg, Bayern, Germany, Germany