Press Releases – Page 18 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
June 15, 2018
Criminal Justice students touring the State College Crime Lab

Behind The Scenes: SCPD Crime Lab Visit

First-year Criminal Justice students at South Hills School of Business & Technology's State College Main Campus recently received a unique hands-on learning experience courtesy of Detective John Aston of the State College Police Department.
June 14, 2018
Lewistown Student Ambassadors holding check to donate to the Chamber of Commerce

South Hills Ambassadors Contribute to Lewistown Fireworks Display

Student Ambassadors from the Lewistown Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology contributed money earned through fundraisers to the Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce's efforts to put on a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day 2018.
June 6, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Thad Riggle and his dog Bronson

Alumni Stories – Thad Riggle

Thad Riggle, 2012 Information Technology graduate, is a Cloud Support Engineer for Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia. Find out how his South Hills education helped him prepare for his career.
May 24, 2018
Three males working on a computer

Local Information Technology Students Hone Project Management Skills Developing E-commerce Website

Information Technology students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology were recently given an opportunity to develop an e-commerce site for Winesickles’ Music, LLC, a Bellwood-based business that provides hymnal music for churches that do not have pianists or organists.
May 15, 2018
Female sitting at desk

Alumni Stories – Melissa Millar

South Hills alumna, Melissa Millar, earned her Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Administrative Professional program in 2011. Find out all the ways she says South Hills prepared her for her career.
May 14, 2018
Female standing outside of a coffee shop

Alumni Stories – Lillah Cherry

South Hills alumna, Lillah Cherry, credits her South Hills education with giving her the skills and knowledge she needed to successfully start and run her own business, East End Coffee Co. in Lewistown, PA.

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.