Alumni – Page 4 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
October 3, 2018
A Saint Francis representative speaking with a South Hills student

South Hills and Saint Francis University Inform Students About Articulation Agreement

Dr. Julie Barris, representative of Saint Francis University, visited the State College Main Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology to give current students information about Bachelor's Degree completion made possible through an Articulation Agreement between the schools.
August 10, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Alex Rodriguez

Alumni Stories – Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, 2011 Business Administration–Management & Marketing graduate, talks about why he chose to attend South Hills and offers a bit of advice for those who are considering going back to school.
August 2, 2018
South Hills Alumna, Bradley Bell

Alumni Stories – Bradley Bell

Bradley Bell, 2017 Information Technology graduate, is a Network Administrator for GoHost, LLC, a company that provides production/disaster recovery hosting and management services. Find out why he chose to get his post-secondary education at South Hills following his military career.
June 6, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Thad Riggle and his dog Bronson

Alumni Stories – Thad Riggle

Thad Riggle, 2012 Information Technology graduate, is a Cloud Support Engineer for Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia. Find out how his South Hills education helped him prepare for his career.
May 15, 2018
Female sitting at desk

Alumni Stories – Melissa Millar

South Hills alumna, Melissa Millar, earned her Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Administrative Professional program in 2011. Find out all the ways she says South Hills prepared her for her career.
May 14, 2018
Female standing outside of a coffee shop

Alumni Stories – Lillah Cherry

South Hills alumna, Lillah Cherry, credits her South Hills education with giving her the skills and knowledge she needed to successfully start and run her own business, East End Coffee Co. in Lewistown, PA.

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.