Meet Our Admissions Team

Holly Emerick

Director of Admissions

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Holly Emerick has been with South Hills School of Business & Technology since June 2003. She became the Director of Admissions in January 2017. In this position, she is responsible for all aspects of student enrollment, admissions processes, and admissions policies for the school’s three locations.

Holly is a 2003 graduate of South Hills, earning an Associate in Specialized Technology degree in Computer Information Systems (now called Information Technology). She has worked as a summer Intern, High School Recruiter, Admissions Representative, Altoona Campus Director, and Director of Admissions. She has gone on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies: Math, Science, & Computer Science from Mount Aloysius College in 2006 and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University in 2010.

Brittani Bell

Admissions Coordinator
State College Main Campus

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Brittani Bell started working at South Hills School of Business & Technology in April 2010. She is a graduate of the Office Professional program (now called Administrative Professional), having received her Associate in Specialized Business degree in September 2008. She eventually landed a position at South Hills as an Administrative Assistant at the now-closed Philipsburg location and went on to earn her current spot as the Admissions Coordinator at the State College main campus.

Dave Andrus

Admissions Representative
State College Main Campus

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Dave Andrus has been a South Hills Admissions Representative since December 6, 2010. A 2003 graduate of Newport Business Institute, Dave has worked in the admissions field for 11 years. He enjoys guiding school applicants through the application and admissions process and helping students achieve their skills, education, and career goals. Previously, Dave worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Newport Business Institute and was employed in the automotive field as a Parts Department Manager and Inventory Control Specialist for 22 years.

Vickey A. Warshaw

Admissions Representative
State College Main Campus

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Vickey Warshaw has been an Admissions Representative for South Hills since June 2007. She previously served as Director of Admissions. Vickey has 21 years’ experience in admissions, having worked in a total of six post-secondary schools in positions such as Career Services Director and Regional Director of Admissions. Her passion is helping others navigate their career paths to find success.

Kristie St. John

Admissions Representative
Altoona Campus

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Kristie St. John joined the South Hills team in August 2016 as the Receptionist for the Altoona Campus. In March 2017, she became an Admissions Representative. She graduated in 2014 from Columbia Southern University with an Associates in Business and Applied Science. Kristie has been in the customer service industry since 1998.

Brenda L. Fike

Admissions Coordinator
Lewistown Campus

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Brenda Fike has been with South Hills since September 2008. Hired as the Assistant to the Director, Brenda transitioned to Admissions early in 2009. A 1989 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Brenda has worked as a reporter and editor at The Lewistown Sentinel, an office manager at a local church, Marketing Coordinator for an assisted living facility, and Case Manager for the Area Agency on Aging. Each professional title has afforded an opportunity for Brenda to tell the stories of people’s lives - sometimes to share that story with a wider audience, other times to help individuals see their own story and begin a new chapter.