Press Releases – Page 30 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
September 30, 2016
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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.
September 30, 2016
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South Hills Graduates 130 Students for Fall 2016

After completing their required summer internships, 130 students from all three South Hills School of Business & Technology locations came together at The Penn Stater to receive their specialized associate degrees at the graduation ceremony.
September 22, 2016
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Ninth Annual Infusive Designs Art Show Held

In the final days leading up to commencement, the Graphic Arts Class of 2016 held an art exhibit at the Art Alliance of Central PA to showcase their hard work from the past two years.
June 30, 2016
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Criminal Justice Students Earn Crisis Intervention Certifications

Students from our Lewistown location, accompanied by their instructor, received and successfully completed Mifflin County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.
June 27, 2016

South Hills Graduates 61 Students for Spring 2016

South Hills School of Business & Technology held its commencement ceremony at the Penn Stater Conference Center with over 1,000 friends and family members in attendance to applaud the academic achievements of the 61 graduates.
June 23, 2016
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2016 Power of Perseverance Award Winners Named

Two prizes are given to South Hills students who have persevered to overcome hardship by the Criminal Justice program's Community Outreach & Public Service (C.O.P.S.) Club in memory of Jodi Warshaw. A third prize is given for the best Domestic Violence Awareness PowerPoint.

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.