James and Carol Replogle
Jim and Carol (Hartman) Replogle earned their teaching degrees from Shippensburg in 1954 when the school was named Shippensburg State Teachers College and it cost approximately $750 per year to attend. Their degrees opened doors to a lifetime of fulfillment that inspired the couple to establish a scholarship for education majors.
“We really appreciated being able to get a college education at a reasonable rate,” Jim said adding, “That’s not the case anymore.”
Carol was fortunate that her parents were able to pay her costs, but Jim needed to work to fund his education. Both took jobs as waiters in Old Main’s dining room, and Jim spent his summers working with his father doing construction work.
“Because we worked in the dining hall, we knew most students by name, or at least recognized their faces,” Carol said. “There were only about 700 students then. Now it’s a different world, a different time.”
What has not changed is the value of education. “We believe in education,” declared Jim, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees in educational administration. Jim served in Pennsylvania school systems for 35 years. He taught in the Hanover and Kennett Square school districts and was an elementary school principal and assistant superintendent in the North Penn School District. He then served as superintendent of the Boyertown Area School District for 15 years, retiring in 1989. Always the educator, Jim joined the faculty of Salisbury State University, now Salisbury University, as an assistant professor and taught for eight years before retiring (again) in 1997.
Carol taught business education in Spring Grove, Norristown, and Kennett Square districts. They raised two sons, Mark and Joel, and have four grandchildren.
For current and future education students at Shippensburg, the Replogle Education Scholarship will help to make the dream of teaching become real.
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