Press Releases – Page 5 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
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.
May 17, 2019
South Hills students attend PSU Days - Part II

PSU Days Part II – 19 Years Of Partnership And Success

In 2000, South Hills School of Business & Technology and the Pennsylvania State University formed a partnership in order to provide South Hills students with an opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU. Since then, hundreds of South Hills students have completed internships and/or have been hired as employees at Penn State.
May 16, 2019
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus student Joe Vasta

South Hills Student Receives Prestigious Alan D. Waggoner Scholarship Award

South Hills School of Business & Technology is proud to announce that Joe Vasta, a student of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus program at its Main Campus in State College, has been named as a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Alan D. Waggoner scholarship award.
May 15, 2019
Katie Dotterer-Pyle and her cows

Alumni Stories – Katie Dotterer-Pyle

Katie Dotterer-Pyle, a member of the Business Administration–Management & Marketing Class of 2006, shares some of the most valuable things she learned at South Hills and offers her advice to people who are comparing two- and four-year schools.
May 14, 2019
IT students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills at BSides Flood City 2019

South Hills Information Technology Students Attend Bsides Flood City 2019 Information Security Conference

Students of the Information Technology specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus recently attended BSides Flood City 2019 in Johnstown, PA, an event that allows attendees to learn about a variety of information security platforms and to network with security experts and industry professionals.

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.