Dr. C. Preston Scoboria,
math, physics expert still motivating students after 35 years

Dr. C. Preston Scoboria '65g has been a true Penn Stater for decades. After earning his masters in physics from Penn State, Preston continued to devote his time teaching physics and math courses at Penn State McKeesport for two years and then at Penn State Berks for 35 years.

His daughter, Francine Scoboria‘91, recalls memories from years ago, when her father would receive calls from his students at home the nights leading up to an exam. "No matter how busy he was, he always made the time," she remembers. He was simply impressed by students who cared about doing well in their studies and, as a result, always went above and beyond his duties as a professor to do what he could to invest in his students and help them succeed in school and in life.

During his tenure at Penn State, Preston taught thousands of future engineers, scientists, doctors, nurses and teachers.

Penn State is fortunate to have such a loyal advocate; over the years, he and his wife, Kathleen, raised five children—who also all grew up to be Penn State graduates—and, now retired, he hopes for his 10 grandchildren will become the next generation of Nittany Lions.