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Special message for attendees of the Lewistown Campus: The Lewistown Campus closed in August 2019. Alumni and former students who attended the Lewistown Campus of South Hills can request a transcript using the form linked below. Alumni who graduated from the Lewistown Campus may use the link below to contact the Career Services Team at the South Hills Main Campus in State College for career and placement assistance. Catalogs and course descriptions from 2009–present are available in PDF format at www.southhills.edu/catalog.

South Hills alumni have become productive members of society all over central Pennsylvania and well beyond. They universally credit South Hills for its hands-on approach to education, its caring faculty members, and its superb training and education. Our alumni are a testament to the original intention of our founders, Paul and Maralyn Mazza.

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Kari Lynn Schlegel

March 4, 1992—December 15, 2016

Kari Schlegel was born in March 1992 and graduated from South Hills in September 2012.

The Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Gallery is named in memory of Kari Schlegel, a lifelong Bellefonte resident and 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills.

Kari was often the exclamation point in any story about the Class of 2012. Her effervescent good mood, enthusiasm, and seemingly endless supply of optimism and positive spirit was infusive, lighting up the classroom.

Kari (right) is shown with her beloved sister, Mindy.

Her classmates still laugh at the memory of Kari wearing her bunny slippers on the Graphic Arts field trip to New York City. Groan-worthy puns and jokes? Kari had a volume of them. She delighted in sharing stories and photos of her four beloved cats as well as trivia and tales of Harry Potter and Disney World. She was a rare combination of innocence, maturity, trust, and hope. She was filled with a joy of life and an unconditional love for her friends, her family, her pets… and people she just met. That was Kari Schlegel.

Kari dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow for the South Hills “BooFest” Halloween party in 2012.

She loved her school, even coming back to audit several GA classes after graduating. Kari also particularly enjoyed returning to South Hills every summer to perform as part of the Music Picnic Series with the Bellefonte Community Band.

Kari died December 15, 2016, in a tragic automobile accident. It’s a loss everyone who knew her still feels. In the end, Kari truly lived her life with passion and joy, treating others as she wanted to be treated: with love, compassion, and respect.