South Hills Stories

Real People. Real Stories.

No one can tell you more about what it’s like to get an education from South Hills School of Business & Technology than the people who have done exactly that. Discover how South Hills is teaching people, changing lives as our alumni tell you their personal stories, testimonials, and reviews in their own words. We take great pride in knowing that our alumni are so eager to recommend South Hills to their friends, to their families – and to you!


January 18, 2018

Katey Crean’s South Hills Story

Find out what surprised South Hills alumna, Katey Crean, about South Hills School of Business & Technology when she came here from a larger university.
October 19, 2017

Two Sides of a South Hills Success Story: The Brown Family

Football was Josh Brown's life until an injury during spring drills ended his chance to play college football. He and his parents, Jeff & Cathy Brown, talk about how South Hills helped him find a new path and how he's thriving now in a career he loves.
July 3, 2017

Amanda Rider’s South Hills Story

South Hills alumna and returning adult student, Amanda Rider, says attending South Hills School of Business & Technology is the best decision she's ever made.
June 28, 2017

Becky Perry’s South Hills Story

South Hills alumna and returning adult student, Becky Perry, shares why she chose to enroll at South Hills School of Business & Technology.
June 15, 2017

South Hills Student Turns Dream into Reality Before Graduating

Tabatha Bedlyon, a Lewistown Management & Marketing student, has already applied the skills she acquired at South Hills to open her own antiques shop ahead of schedule and before her graduation in September 2017.
February 27, 2017

South Hills Graduate Returns to Alma Mater to Hire Employees

Altoona campus graduate Scott Cunningham is living his dream as the owner of Visual Element Media, a media content company that specializes in video production, graphics, photography, website design, and maintenance. All three campuses of South Hills are now adding to the success of this growing enterprise, as Cunningham hired two employees, one each from our Lewistown and State College campuses.

"I Am South Hills" Faculty Interview Series

Our faculty are eager to share their South Hills stories, too! Find out more about their passions and what drives them in this special video interview series.

September 14, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Michael Gates

Michael Gates is the Business Administration—Management & Marketing Program Coordinator and instructor at the State College main campus of South Hills. In 2011, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Find out what he thinks is the best part of working at South Hills in the fourth installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
June 26, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Guido Santella

Guido Santella is an Information Technology instructor at the Altoona campus of South Hills. In 2013, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn more about his teaching style and outside interests in the third installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
May 23, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Mark Gentzel

Mark Gentzel is a general education instructor at the South Hills main campus in State College. In 2015, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn a little bit more about his passion for teaching and his unexpected hobbies in our second installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
April 20, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Luciano Sormani

Luciano Sormani is an adjunct instructor in the Graphic Arts program at the main campus of South Hills in State College. He teaches Computer Graphics, Photoshop, Packaging Design, and Microsoft Publisher. Learn a little bit more about what inspires him in the first installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications

Why Should You Choose South Hills?

Small Classes

“Impersonal” simply isn’t in our vocabulary. At South Hills, you’ll never get lost in the crowd – or the shuffle. Our small classes allow for plenty of personal attention from your teachers. And our responsive and supportive staff is here to answer all your questions and provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Experienced Teachers

Our faculty brings years of professional and practical experience to their classes, combining classroom training and real-world context. You’ll also learn in a highly-supportive, non-intimidating environment. And with their experience working in their respective fields, our teachers are great professional mentors, too.

Practical Curriculum

“Learn by doing!” All our programs include intensive, hands-on instruction and deliver the material you need to know to launch a successful career in your chosen field. And we believe the best way to do that is through project-oriented learning that provides opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills. All programs include guaranteed internships.

Career Placement

Our ultimate goal is to prepare you for fulfilling employment in your chosen field. Our dedicated Career Services staff can assist you to find an appropriate internship at the end of your studies and offers services to help you throughout your working life to find the best match for your skills and passions.