Diagnostic Medical Sonography Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
August 27, 2019
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director, Tricia Turner, and 2006 DMS Alumna, Sarah Leitzinger

Alumni Stories – Sarah Leitzinger

Sarah Leitzinger, 2006 Diagnostic Medical Sonography alumna, reveals the most valuable things that she learned during her studies at South Hills School of Business & Technology and shares some sound advice for those considering a career in medical ultrasound technology.
August 19, 2019
South Hills DMS 2019 class representative Lesley Hogan, left, holds the basket while DMS second-year class representative Robyn Pheasant draws the willing ticket for the 2019 basket raffle. DMS Program Director, Tricia Turner, watches in the background.

South Hills Sonography Students Raise Money For West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp

Students of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology select a charity every year for which they volunteer their time and effort to bring awareness and raise funds. The charity they chose to support for the 2018-19 academic year was the West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp.
July 11, 2019
The 2019 Sonographers' Symposium, in its eighth year, attracted over a hundred attendees from six states.

South Hills Sonographers’ Symposium Creates Strong Presence As A Regional Conference

South Hills School of Business & Technology hosted the 8th annual Sonographers' Symposium in the first half of 2019. The event attracted over a hundred attendees from six states and featured lectures from leading industry experts, demonstrations of the latest technology from top vendors, and opportunities to earn Continuing Medical Education credits.
June 26, 2019

South Hills School Of Business & Technology Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony

South Hills School of Business & Technology held its 49th annual commencement ceremony for the graduating class of June 2019 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
May 28, 2019
DMS student and Anne Jones Scholarship award winner Hayley Barton

South Hills DMS Student Receives Anne Jones Scholarship Award

South Hills School of Business & Technology is proud to announce that Hayley Barton, a student of its Diagnostic Medical Sonography specialized associate degree program, has been awarded the Anne Jones Scholarship by the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.
May 16, 2019
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus student Joe Vasta

South Hills Student Receives Prestigious Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship Award

South Hills School of Business & Technology is proud to announce that Joe Vasta, a student of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus program at its Main Campus in State College, has been named as a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Alan D. Waggoner scholarship award.

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.