Kara Ballenger graduated from the Graphic Arts specialized associate degree program in 2010. In this Alumni Stories interview, she shares how her South Hills education is helping her to realize her lifelong dream of writing and illustrating a graphic novel series called "Fire Sphere" along with her collaborator, Mads Cherluck.
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.
In the days leading up to receiving their degrees at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Fall Commencement, the Graphic Arts Class of 2018 held an art exhibit at the Art Alliance of Central PA to showcase their work from the past two years.
Hayley Butcher, Williamsburg High School graduate and student of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills School of Business & Technology, has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award.
Local illustrator, Jason Lenox, visited the main campus of South Hills in State College to speak to Graphic Arts students about his career and creative process. His sci-fi and fantasy artwork has appeared in Dark Horse Comics and various role-playing games, and he participates in several national comic conventions.