Leadership Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
May 8, 2018
CBICC Members

CBICC, Centre County Educational Leaders Focus on Preparing 21st Century Workforce

The CBICC held its annual State of Education Luncheon on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The event creates dialogue with all county school districts and career/technical training institutions about workforce readiness. During the luncheon, the new CentreREADY initiative was unveiled.
February 6, 2017
This photo shows Barb Harer, Director of Lewistown Campus

Lewistown Director Barb Harer Named to Top 100 List

Barb Harer was recently honored as one of the top 100 business leaders in central PA by the Pennsylvania Business Central in its January 2017 edition.
December 22, 2016

South Hills Goes to the Movies

Just before the holiday break, South Hills treated its entire student body, faculty, staff, and invited special guests to a private screening of the inspirational documentary, "Becoming Bulletproof," followed by a discussion panel with some of the film's stars.
September 30, 2016
This photo shows Barb Harer, Director of Lewistown Campus

Lewistown Director Barb Harer Recognized For “Making A Difference”

Barb Harer was one of 36 businesswomen from 23 counties in Pennsylvania selected for the honor by the Pennsylvania Business Central for its annual Women Making A Difference publication.
May 13, 2016
This photo shows S. Paul Mazza, President of South Hills

Snapshot: South Hills President Paul Mazza III

Paul Mazza III was 6 years old when his parents founded South Hills School of Business & Technology, so little did he know that 45 years later he would be appointed the school’s president.
April 13, 2016
This photo shows a group of people in an office

Mazza’s Life Synced with Technology

S. Paul Mazza III and the personal computer were made for each other.

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.