Engineering Technology Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
August 14, 2019
2013 Engineering Technology alumna Jody Christoff

Alumni Stories – Jody Christoff

As a single mom with a mortgage facing the loss of her factory job due to foreign competition, Jody Christoff turned to South Hills to help her get back on her feet. Learn how the Admissions Team steered her in the right direction based on her strengths and interests, and find out how she's now doing after graduating top of the Engineering Technology class in 2013.
August 13, 2019
Second-year Engineering Technology student, Nathaniel Clark, and Engineering Technology Instructor, Andrew Breon

South Hills Students Design Robots

Students of South Hills School of Business & Technology's Engineering Technology specialized associate degree program are given a project in their Mechanical Design course for which they design and build a robotic vehicle that is capable of retrieving and carrying a small object.
April 16, 2019
Leanne Condo, Human Resource Manager at Blatek, greets Daniel Vandrew, second-year Engineering Technology student, at the start of his mock job interview.

South Hills Students Prepare For A Successful Job Search

As part of the curriculum for each of its specialized associate degree programs, students at South Hills School of Business & Technology must take a Job Search Skills course to ensure they learn how to craft résumés and cover letters, polish their interviewing skills, and utilize the latest job-seeking methods.
December 12, 2018
South Hills' Academic Affairs Assistant, Lex Fogleman, assembling a LEGO car

Engineering Technology and Information Technology Students Tackle LEGO Instruction Writing Project

As a mid-term assignment, South Hills School of Business & Technology's Engineering Technology and Information Technology students worked together in teams to create LEGO brick building projects and instructional slideshows.
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.
November 7, 2018
South Hills students at a Sports Complex Construction Site

Engineering Technology Students Visit Sports Complex Construction Site

In November 2018, students from South Hills School of Business & Technology's Engineering Technology specialized associate degree program went on an academic field trip to a sports complex under construction to see the concepts they've been studying in use in real life.

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.