Press Releases – Page 35 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
September 30, 2015
This photo shows Career Services Coordinator, Ellen Spinelli, with Ellen Thorn of InFocus, and an Information Technology Student

Speaker Series Kicks Off With Accomplished IT Alumna

The Career Services office at South Hills has kicked off its annual "Brown Bag Speaker Series" with a session for the Information Technology students featuring Ellen Thorne of InFocus Corporation.

September 28, 2015
This photo shows Dave Yunghans, Constant Contact Regional Director, speaking to the seminar attendees

South Hills Hosts S.C.O.R.E. Seminars

South Hills and S.C.O.R.E. have joined forces to hold Constant Contact seminars.

September 22, 2015
this photo shows a group of females smiling

South Hills Sponsors Runners in Free to Breathe 5K

We're very proud to have sponsored Liz Ladrido, Madison Mazza, Sue Mazza, and Serafina Mazza as they ran in the State College Free to Breathe Run/Walk 5K on September 20.

September 17, 2015
South Hills President S. Paul Mazza III, Commissioner Michael Pipe, and Assistant Director of Education Sue Vidmar

Commissioner Michael Pipe Visits South Hills

Centre County Commissioner Michael Pipe recently toured the South Hills School of Business & Technology main campus in State College.

August 13, 2015
This photo shows a female instructor smiling

DMS Instructor Selected as Honorary Fellow

Instructor Stephanie Wilson has been selected as an honorary fellow at the Society for Vascular Ultrasound.
July 24, 2015
This photo shows three South Hills instructors holding awards

South Hills Instructors Win Major Award 6 Times in 7 Years

Instructors from all three South Hills locations have won the prestigious PAPSA Outstanding Educator of the Year award each year for the past three consecutive years.

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.