Virginia “Ginger” C. Opoczenski Whittington

Title: Language Educator, Writer
Company: Mohawk Area School
Location: Paoli, PA United States


  • Chester County Democratic Executive Committee
  • Citizens League of Greater Youngstown, OH (vice president, 1988-1998)
  • Democratic National Convention (Clinton delegate, 1992, 1996)
  • First Unitarian Church of Youngstown (now UU Church of Youngstown) (board of directors)
  • League of Women Voters, Lawrence County, PA (president, 1966-1969)
  • Mahoning County Democratic Party (Reformed), OH (vice president)
  • Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA (member) (small group ministry)
  • National Board Political Planning Committee, Pennsylvania Chapter (president)
  • National Organization for Women, Greater Youngstown Chapter (president, 1988-1991)
  • National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) (1999-2009)
  • Pennsylvania State Education Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Centre County, PA
  • Tredyffrin Township Democrats, PA (committeeperson)
  • University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Who’s Who of Professional Women, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007-2008)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1990-1991)
  • Freshman Inductee, Society of Cwens (Now Lambda Sigma Society)
  • Inductee, Phi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society
  • Inductee, Phi Sigma Iota, academic honors in foreign language, literature or culture
  • Two time Summer Scholarship Recipient, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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