Maroon and Gray Celebration Charles “Doc” Loviscky

Charles “Doc” Loviscky grew up in Greenville, a small town in western Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, he attended Thiel College where he met his wife of 57 years, Barbara. He earned a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Education while working 20 hours per week. Doc earned an M.A. in Sociology and D.Ed. at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Doc has teaching experience at the secondary and collegiate levels: he taught American History at Joseph Badger High School in Kinsman, Ohio, and at Sharpsville High School in Pennsylvania, and was an adjunct professor at Penn State’s Shenango Valley, Dubois and Altoona campuses. 

In 1975, Doc interviewed with the State College Area School District. “As we were having lunch at The Train Station before my interview with Principal Paul Bingman, Barbara remarked that she’d like to live in State College—talk about pressure!” Doc said. “The rest is history!”

At State High, Doc served as Assistant Principal and Director of the Motivational Resource Center. “I believed that out-of-school suspension did nothing for students but provide a vacation day, especially in households with two working parents, with no supervision at home during the day,” Doc said, explaining the root of his concept. “I discussed this concern with the Central Office Administrators and School Board, and helped to further develop the Motivational Resource Center, offering students counselors and other support personnel who could provide academic and behavioral support.”

“Doc felt the Motivation Resource Center would be a good fit for him, allowing him to work with a smaller number of students on an individual basis…and what a difference he made!” said Barbara. “Quite a few of the students were young men trying to find themselves and Doc related to them and helped to get them on a positive path. He knew how to break down barriers and talk to them. In this type of position, you don’t often see immediate results, but what I find amazing is for the past 20+ years, many former students see him out and take time to tell him what a difference he made in their lives.”

Doc eventually returned to teaching and retired from SCASD in 2002 as a 9th-grade social studies teacher. Since then, he’s been active in the community learning to golf, attending his grandchildren’s athletic events, “snowbirding” in Florida (he’s president of a condo association) and spending time with Barabara and family. Doc and Barbara have two sons who are State High alumni, Doug and his wife Kelly, and Greg and his wife Meira, who all reside in State College.

“I want to take this opportunity to humbly thank students, faculty, staff and the community and, especially, the parents for providing me the opportunity to help educate their children,” Doc said. “I believe the SCASD Education Foundation plays a significant role in providing students with extra support to become responsible community citizens. Please continue your support of State College students through the work of the Education Foundation.”

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