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Government official

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, Pennsylvania, l982-83; executive assistant Russian and history departments, Washington and Jefferson College, l983-86; teacher, Bad Nauheim (Federal Republic Germany) Elementary School, l988-89; manager transportation office, Department Army Directorate Logistics, Friedberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1989-1990.

Achievements

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

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.

Interests

  • Other 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