SHSBT Blog – Page 2 – South Hills School of Business & Technology
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.
December 20, 2018
This photo shows South Hills Alumna Kara Ballenger and Mads Cherluck

Alumni Stories – Kara Ballenger

Kara Ballenger graduated from the Graphic Arts specialized associate degree program in 2010. In this Alumni Stories interview, she shares how her South Hills education is helping her to realize her lifelong dream of writing and illustrating a graphic novel series called "Fire Sphere" along with her collaborator, Mads Cherluck.
December 4, 2018
This photo shows a woman talking on the phone

10 Steps for Your Next Phone Interview

Got a phone interview coming up and need some last minute tips to nail it? Here are 10 quick steps to help you get ready.
August 10, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Alex Rodriguez

Alumni Stories – Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, 2011 Business Administration–Management & Marketing graduate, talks about why he chose to attend South Hills and offers a bit of advice for those who are considering going back to school.
August 2, 2018
South Hills Alumna, Bradley Bell

Alumni Stories – Bradley Bell

Bradley Bell, 2017 Information Technology graduate, is a Network Administrator for GoHost, LLC, a company that provides production/disaster recovery hosting and management services. Find out why he chose to get his post-secondary education at South Hills following his military career.
June 6, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Thad Riggle and his dog Bronson

Alumni Stories – Thad Riggle

Thad Riggle, 2012 Information Technology graduate, is a Cloud Support Engineer for Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia. Find out how his South Hills education helped him prepare for his career.

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.