Medical Assistant Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
October 22, 2019
Students of the Medical Assistant and Health Information Technology programs at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus were given a tour of the STAT helicopter and landing area.

South Hills Healthcare Students Participate in UPMC Altoona Trauma Drill

Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Health Information Technology students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology recently participated in a trauma drill at UPMC Altoona. Afterwards, they were given a tour of some of the hospital facilities, including the the STAT MedEvac 11 helicopter and its landing area.
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.
June 10, 2019
Left to right: First-year Medical Assistant students, Cassidy Bishop, Michael Allen, Shelby Johnson, and Riley Bishop

South Hills Medical Assistant Program Students Tour Primary Health Network

Students of the Medical Assistant specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology toured the Primary Health Network location in Lewistown to get a first-hand look at a real-world work environment in their field.
May 31, 2019
South Hills students meet service dogs from Service Paws of Central PA.

South Hills Hosts Guest Speaker From Service Paws of Central PA

Medical Assistant students at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus welcomed Joseph Fagnani, Chairperson of Service Paws of Central PA, a non-profit organization that helps qualified individuals obtain and/or provide veterinary care for service animals.
May 22, 2019
Lewistown's Criminal Justice Program Advisory Committee

South Hills Relies on Local Employers for Help to Prepare Its Students for the Workforce

As part of the effort to keep the curriculum current, each Specialized Associate Degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology's three campuses has a Program Advisory Committee comprised of local industry professionals. This diverse group of employers, internship site supervisors, and South Hills alumni get together twice yearly to provide feedback and ideas for improvement to the program's learning resources, equipment, facilities, and objectives.
May 21, 2019
Front Row, left to right: South Hills Instructor Patty Helbig, Sandra Edgerton, Kaisha Singer, Sierra Korinchak, Clarice Gattrell. Back Row, left to right: Cassandra Michelone, Taylor Matley, Stephanie Anderson, Alan Albright, Kaylee Weatherwalk.

South Hills Students Tour Cambria County Prison

Students from South Hills School of Business & Technology's Criminal Justice and Medical Assistant specialized associate degree programs visited the Cambria County Prison to see an example of a working environment for those who decide to pursue a career in corrections or within the prison system.

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.