Graphic Arts Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
October 25, 2019
Photo of Carla-Ann Henry

Alumni Stories – Carla-Ann F. Henry

Recent South Hills graduate, Carla-Ann Henry (Graphic Arts, Class of 2019), talks about creating the winning poster design for the 2019 People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts and offers some advice to incoming students of the Graphic Arts specialized associate degree program.
August 20, 2019
2012 Graphic Arts alumnus, Nick Anna, with awards he's won

Alumni Stories – Nick Anna

Nick Anna, 2012 Graphic Arts alumnus, recently won two major design awards for work created as a Graphic Designer for the Altoona Mirror newspaper. SHINE (South Hills Info, News, & Events) caught up with him recently to ask him about the accolades.
May 30, 2019
"When Life Gives You Lemons" by Becka Turner

South Hills Graphic Arts Students Complete Creative Packaging Design Projects

Prior to starting their internships, the second-year Graphic Arts students from South Hills School of Business & Technology must complete a capstone creative packaging design project. This capstone project requires them to apply the graphic design skills they’ve developed throughout the entirety of their studies at South Hills to create branding for a brewery and craft beer packaging which they then must present to a group.
March 21, 2019
Hand-bound type specimen books created by the 2019 second-year Graphic Arts students.

South Hills Graphic Arts Students Complete Capstone Projects

Following the completion of the three typography classes in the Graphic Arts (GA) program at South Hills School of Business & Technology, the second-year GA students are tasked with creating a hand-bound type specimen book.
February 21, 2019
Left to right: Graphic Arts Instructor Jim Colbert, Kari Lynn Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award winner Becka Turner, and Graphic Arts Program Coordinator/Instructor Ray Liddick

South Hills Announces 2019 Recipient of the Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award

Becka Turner, a 2nd-year student of the Graphic Arts program at South Hills School of Business & Technology, has been awarded the 2019 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship.
December 20, 2018
This photo shows South Hills Alumna Kara Ballenger and Mads Cherluck

Alumni Stories – Kara Ballenger

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.

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.