Press Releases – Page 6 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
May 13, 2019
Left to right: Roman Nekrasov, IT Program Coordinator/Instructor Matt Penning, and Brennan Doherty

South Hills Announces 2019 Bruce Ta Memorial Award Recipients

South Hills School of Business & Technology is proud to announce that Roman Nekrasov of State College and Brennan Doherty of Port Matilda are the winners of the 2019 Bruce Ta Memorial Award.
May 9, 2019
Information Technology Students & Faculty from South Hills School of Business & Technology's State College, Lewistown, and Altoona Campuses attended AccuWeather’s CODE 2019.

South Hills Students Attend AccuWeather’s First Annual CODE 2019 Tech Conference

Information Technology students and faculty from South Hills School of Business & Technology's State College, Lewistown, and Altoona Campuses attended AccuWeather’s CODE 2019, a tech conference that provides IT professionals with opportunities to learn about the latest software development and software engineering, best practices, strategies, and ideas to develop technical skills.
May 3, 2019
Dave Andrus on a hike

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Dave Andrus

Dave Andrus has been an Admissions Representative at the State College Main Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology for nearly a decade. Get to know him a little better in the third installment of our new Faculty/Staff Spotlight series that SHINEs a spotlight on the people who devote their lives to Teaching People, Changing Lives.
April 30, 2019
Left to Right – IT Instructor Guido Santella with students Marceal Moultrie, Brandon Hazenstab, Jason Schopp, Shedaisy King, Omar Brown, and Cameron Buynack.

South Hills Students Attend 28th Annual Philly.NET Code Camp

Information Technology students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus recently participated in the 2019 Philly.NET Code Camp at the Microsoft® Training Center in Malvern, PA.
April 26, 2019
Criminal Justice students and C.O.P.S. Club members, Kayla Garcia and Josh Hall

South Hills Students Observe Denim Day

C.O.P.S. (Community Outreach and Public Service) Club members at South Hills School of Business & Technology handed out information to fellow students and raised money for a local women's shelter on Denim Day as part of efforts to educate the South Hills student body during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
April 24, 2019
South Hills alumna MacKenzie Huntsman is shown at the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, her place of employment.

Alumni Stories – MacKenzie Huntsman

2013 Administrative Professional graduate, MacKenzie Huntsman, details why she chose to attend South Hills, shares her on-the-job experiences, and reveals the secret to her success.

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.