Victoria Jenkins Hersen

Profile Updated: January 22, 2017
Residing In Portland, OR USA
Spouse/Partner Michel Hersen- his website below
Homepage www.photographybymichel.net
Occupation retired non profit Executive Director
Children Nate, born 1983 ; stepson Jon, born 1974

grand daughter, Mira born 2005 and grand son, Keelan More…born 2009
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Hard to put 45 years in a nutshell, but here it goes.

I got my A.A. degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO in 1969 and my B.A. in Social Work from U. of New Hampshire in 1971.
I worked for the American Lung Association from 1971-1987 in Philadelphia, Wheeling, W.Va. and Pittsburgh, PA.
I was Executive Director of the America Diabetes Assn. Affiliate before be moved to Florida in 1992.
I lived in Pittsburgh from 1973-1992. I met my husband Michel Hersen in 1979 and we were married in 1980 and I became the proud stepmom of his 6 year old son Jonathan. (He was a Professor of Psychiatry at the U. of Pittsburgh Medical School).

Our son Nathaniel was born in 1983.

We lived in Parkland, FL from 1992-1997. I was Executive Director of the Broward COunty Lighthouse for the Blind.

We moved to Portland, Oregon in 1997 as Michel became Dean of the Professional School of Psychology at Pacific University. I became Executive Director of Elders in Action, a non-profit and retired in May 2012. www.eldersinaction.org

We are very lucky as our 2 sons live within 5 miles from us. Jon and his wife have 2 children Keelan 3 and Mira 7. I now am active with them when not traveling with Michel.

Michel and I travel to the wonderful National Parks and sights in the NW and West. Michel retired in 2011 and is active with his nature and landscape photography. www.photographybymichel.net

I have stayed connected with Maureen Brown(1967) and Barb Condon (1966) and Donna Gustina (1966). The four of us rented a villa in Tuscany Italy in 2011 for 2 weeks and had a fantastic time.

I think this is a great idea to keep up to date. My parents moved from Corning in 1979 and I have not been back since visiting Barb Condon there in 1986.

School Story

I don't have any special school story. I just remember the fine teachers we had. I am glad to see Roger Ochs was in the Facebook chatter as he was a very special teacher and added a vibrancy to our school.

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Mar 19, 2017 at 7:53 PM

Hi Ann. Great to see your update on the class website. I have very fond memories of your mom. I did an internship with her the Summer between my junior and senior year at the University of New Hampshire. The internship was a requirement for my BA in Social Work. Your mom was a wonderful mentor and I gained a lot of practical experience. I worked for 41 years in the non profit field and focused on community organization and group work.

Jan 22, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Thanks Bill for sharing that wonderful history of Corning businesses and people on the Memories page. I remember going to Tarantelli's after the Summer Theater performances. One time Eva Marie Saint had played in "A Long Day's Journey into Night". (1970) Roger Ochs was at the bar along with a number of us and we were having fun and Eva Marie Saints husband told us to pipe it down as she needed some quiet.
Corning was a great place in which to grow up.

Nov 06, 2016 at 1:06 AM
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Nov 01, 2016 at 6:01 PM
Donna Gustina, Barb Condon ( class of 66) and classmate Maureen Brown and I enjoy Crater Lake in August 2016.
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Nov 01, 2016 at 5:59 PM
classmate Maureen Brown, Donna Gustina and Barb Condon visited me in Oregon in August 2016.
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Nov 01, 2016 at 5:58 PM
Early snow in the Cascades October 2016
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Jul 31, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Hi everyone. Thanks Pat for the reminder to update our profiles! My husband,Michel and I have been busy travelling to many National Parks in AZ,NM and we just returned from visiting 5 National Parks in the Canadian Rockies. Great hikes and scenery. We are taking our grand daughter to Yellowstone the end of August for her 10th birthday.
I enjoy reading everyone's news. I keep in touch and have seen Maureen Brown and Donna Gustina '66 and Barb Condon '66 in the past year.

Jun 30, 2015 at 4:34 AM
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Dec 22, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Me and my 2 grandkids Mira 9 and Keelan 5 Nov 30, 2015
Dec 22, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Hi Pat: Thanks for keeping us all in touch. My husband and our 2 sons and 2 grand kids are all fine and healthy in Oregon. We travel a lot for my husbands new post retirement career in photography. www.photographybymichel.net We enjoy hiking in the National Parks and beautiful NW. Attached is a photo of me and my 2 grandkids this month after our annual play and dinner outing.

Me and my 2 grandkids Mira 9 and Keelan 5 Nov 30, 2015
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Donna Gustina, Barb Condon ( class of 66) and classmate Maureen Brown and I enjoy Crater Lake in August 2016.
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classmate Maureen Brown, Donna Gustina and Barb Condon visited me in Oregon in August 2016.
Posted: Nov 01, 2016 at 5:58 PM
Early snow in the Cascades October 2016
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Me and my 2 grandkids Mira 9 and Keelan 5 Nov 30, 2015
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