Playful, entertaining, and absolutely informative, our Get to Know series allows the personalities of the faculty and staff who make up the Darlington Community to shine.
Vicki first joined the Advancement Office in 1995. Since then, she has held a variety of different roles including class agent officer and director of alumni relations. She is responsible for the development and management of alumni programs for Darlington, including the Alumni Council, the Class Agent Program and special events like Alumni Weekend. She and her husband, Jim, are the parents of alumnae Dottie (’07) and Abby (’09) and Jamie (’10).
Let’s get to know Vicki in today’s installment of our Get to Know series.
How long have you worked at Darlington?
15 years so far - three different stints beginning in 1995-96, 2000-03 and 2006-present
Where did you grow up?
I was a Navy brat and lived in Barbados, Florida, Texas, SC, and Alabama but spent the most time Dunwoody, Ga.
Tell us a little about your family...
I have been married 30 years to Jim Vincent and we have three daughters who are all proud Darlington alums. Dottie ('07) lives in Cedartown and is a middle school science teacher, Abby ('09) works in entertainment management for Disney World in Orlando, Fla. and Jamie ('10) lives and works in Cedartown and has a 2-year-old son, Jimmy.
Why did you choose Darlington?
We moved to Rome in 1995 and my husband's company at the time had a longtime relationship with Darlington. Some co-workers suggested we take a look at the school. We fell in love with the place - the lower school at the time was on the Thornwood campus and when our oldest (then a rising first-grader) came to visit she was so enthralled. I was given the opportunity to work in the Development Office and I found my passion. Our family left after one year for a different job opportunity for my husband but our Darlington experience never left us. As my husband's career path changed, again we had the opportunity to move back to the area (not once but twice) and we knew Darlington was were we wanted our children to attend and where I wanted to work. We are so glad each of our girls had their time at Darlington and were each able to receive a Darlington diploma. I am very proud to have worked most of my career in the Advancement Office for Darlington. It's been a great experience.
What music is playing in your car?
XM radio with buttons set to Garth Brooks, 70s classics, mellow rock like James Taylor, and Christian inspirational music.
What’s your favorite podcast?
"Up and Vanished"
Who was your favorite teacher (and why)?
Mrs. Hubert taught my anatomy class and was our yearbook adviser. She was funny and smart and she believed I was, too!
My favorite movie is…
I am a movie buff and have lots of favorites - everything from “Gone with the Wind” and “To Catch a Thief” to "The Godfather" trilogy and Disney's “Up!”
What makes a good student?
A good student is one who is willing to try.
My favorite trip was…
Rome, Paris and London with my husband and some good friends for my 50th birthday
If I could travel anywhere it would be…
The Grand Canyon and other spots out west like Yellowstone and Big Sky country are still on my bucket list.
E-book or hardcover?
I love my e-book reader because it's easy but I do still enjoy the feel of turning the pages of a good book!
Beach or mountains?
Beach is best!
The last book I read for fun was…
“An Irish Country Girl” by Patrick Taylor
The best advice I ever received was…
You never know what is going on in someone's personal life so always be kind.
Cats or dogs?
What I like most about Darlington is…