F. VICTORIA TRESANSKY
B.M., The Catholic University of America
During the 1950 Holy Year, Mrs. Tresansky arranged two six-week pilgrimages for over 500 passengers who traveled to Europe and to the Holy Land. Subsequently, at the U.S. State Department, she worked initially for the Guatemalan and Honduran desks, later transferring to the domestic travel desk, which serviced all State Department personnel, including the Secretary of State. Mrs. Tresansky served in several positions at The Catholic University of America: as assistant director and director of the alumni relations office and as assistant vice president of the university relations office. She was second-in-charge of all the logistical and day-to-day management of Pope John Paul II’s visit to The Catholic University of America in 1979. In addition, she was second-in-charge of all the university’s commencement exercises, receptions, and arrangements for the transportation of dignitaries. For The Summer Opera Theatre Company, Mrs. Tresansky served as the board/staff liaison, participated in annual auditions, produced season program books, chaired opening night receptions, organized board retreats, and attended conferences of the Cultural Alliance, Opera America, and the International Association of Opera Guilds. Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Tresansky participated in staged productions, recitals, and radio programs in Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, adjudicated piano and voice competitions, and taught piano and voice for 22 years.
Other Volunteer Activities
For nearly 30 years, Mrs. Tresansky served on the board of directors of The Summer Opera Theatre Company, during which time she chaired 13 annual galas. For The Summer Opera Guild, she participated in various activities sponsored by the guild such as trips and auditions for scholarships. She also served on the board of directors of Virginia Opera’s Bravissimo Society, of which she was a founding member. In addition, she has represented the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music on the Alumni Board of Governors of The Catholic University of America and has chaired many of the university’s committees, among them the three-day annual homecoming in 1972. Further, she has been active with the League of Women Voters, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the National Association of Piano Teachers, Holy Cross Hospital, the Cultural Alliance, and Opera America.
The Catholic University of America: Distinguished Service Award and Community Service Award