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January 8, 2019
This photo shows Administrative Professional students from the State College campus with alumna Paula Colletti

Career Services Hosts Speaker Series Featuring South Hills Alumni

All throughout December 2018, the Career Services department at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Main Campus in State College hosted multiple guest speaker presentations for another year of its Brown Bag Speaker Series.
December 20, 2018
This photo shows South Hills Alumna Kara Ballenger and Mads Cherluck

Alumni Stories – Kara Ballenger

Kara Ballenger graduated from the Graphic Arts specialized associate degree program in 2010. In this Alumni Stories interview, she shares how her South Hills education is helping her to realize her lifelong dream of writing and illustrating a graphic novel series called "Fire Sphere" along with her collaborator, Mads Cherluck.
November 20, 2018
State College Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee

South Hills Utilizes Local Experts to Prepare Students for the Workplace

To keep the curriculums for its 11 specialized associate degree programs current and relevant to the community's workforce needs, South Hills School of Business & Technology relies on input from Program Advisory Committees that are comprised of local employers, internship site supervisors, and South Hills alumni.
October 30, 2018
Pizza party at the State College main campus with Grand Canyon University

South Hills and Grand Canyon University Announce Scholarship Partnership

Alumni and employees of South Hills School of Business & Technology are now eligible for a discounted tuition to earn advanced degrees at Grand Canyon University after the schools recently announced a scholarship partnership.
October 29, 2018
South Hills Alumna with Huntingdon Chamber Service Award

South Hills Alumna Receives Service Award from Huntingdon Chamber

MacKenzie Locke graduated from the Administrative Professional program at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus and recently marked five years with the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce.
October 12, 2018
South Hills Administrative Professional Instructor with Educator of the Year Award

South Hills Instructor Named Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce “Educator of the Year”

Barb Seeger, Administrative Professional Program Coordinator/Instructor at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus, received the 2018 Educator of the Year award at the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Gala.

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.