Press Releases – Page 28 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
February 27, 2017
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South Hills Graduate Returns to Alma Mater to Hire Employees

Altoona campus graduate Scott Cunningham is living his dream as the owner of Visual Element Media, a media content company that specializes in video production, graphics, photography, website design, and maintenance. All three campuses of South Hills are now adding to the success of this growing enterprise, as Cunningham hired two employees, one each from our Lewistown and State College campuses.
February 24, 2017
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Sonography Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

Erika Mall, a student enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus program at South Hills in State College, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the American Society of Echocardiography.
February 21, 2017

Community Outreach Director Jeff Stachowski CBICC’s “Volunteer of the Year”

On February 16, 2017, Jeff Stachowski was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) at its 3rd annual Membership Recognition Night. Jeff was selected for this award because of the hard work he does throughout the year to enrich the entire business community in Centre County.
February 6, 2017
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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.
January 17, 2017
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Entrepreneur Club Hosts Video Game Tournament Fundraiser For South Hills Alumnus

This year's annual Video Game Tournament fundraiser benefited 2008 South Hills alumnus Mike Keller, who recently underwent a double-lung transplant.
December 23, 2016
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C.O.P.S. Club Makes Hearts for Homeless Donation

Members of the Community Outreach and Public Service Club (C.O.P.S.) at the South Hills main campus provided winter donations to Hearts for Homeless in downtown State College.

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.