Alumni – Page 7 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
August 10, 2017
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South Hills School of Business & Technology to Honor Graduate with Online Gallery

South Hills School of Business & Technology is launching the Kari L. Schlegel Memorial Gallery as part of the school’s website to showcase visual artwork, photography, illustration, and design created by current students, alumni, and lifelong learning participants. The gallery is named in honor of Schlegel, a 2012 graduate of the Graphic Arts program who passed away in December 2016.
July 3, 2017

Alumni Stories – Amanda Rider

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 27, 2017
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South Hills Graduates 61 Students for Spring 2017

Sixty-one students from the State College and Altoona campuses of South Hills School of Business & Technology completed their studies and became graduates on June 19, 2017.
June 15, 2017
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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.
March 31, 2017

2017 Network Career Fair Another Big Success

Students from all three South Hills campuses connected with 85 local businesses, many represented by South Hills alumni, in their efforts to find internships at the 19th annual Network Career Fair.
February 27, 2017
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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.

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.