Alumni – Page 6 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
January 29, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Josh Brown speaking to South Hills Students

South Hills Students Attend Criminal Justice Careers Presentation

Alumni returned to South Hills School of Business & Technology's main campus in State College for a Career Services Brown Bag Speaker Series event to "to give [students] a glimpse into the day-to-day responsibilities of professionals in the field of criminal justice."
January 16, 2018
South Hills Students at alumna presentation

South Hills Alumna Returns to Share Tips for Job Success with Current Students

South Hills graduate, Michelle Simpson, Director of Human Resources for the Bellefonte Area School District, returned to South Hills recently to speak with students of the Administrative Professional (AP) and Business Administration—Management & Marketing (BAMM) programs and offer advice for a successful career.
November 8, 2017
Information Technology Students at HackPSU

Information Technology Group from South Hills Participates in HackPSU

Information Technology instructor, Guido Santella, took 6 students and 1 alumnus from South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona campus to participate in a creative 24-hour learning experience at HackPSU, a “hackathon” event hosted by Penn State University where students can learn to code or experienced programmers can compete to build something from scratch.
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.
October 9, 2017
September 2017 Graduation

More Than 100 Graduate From South Hills for Fall 2017

South Hills School of Business & Technology held its commencement ceremony for the fall graduating class of 2017 at The Penn Stater Conference Center on Monday, September 25, 2017.
August 16, 2017
Female graduate smiling

South Hills Digital Art Gallery to Honor Memory of Graduate Who Died Last Year

Words like “bubbly,” positive,” “outgoing,” and “kind-hearted,” were just some of what Kari Schlegel’s friends had to say about her. They also said it’s fitting that an online art exhibit created by people affiliated with South Hills School of Business & Technology was recently named in her memory.

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.