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May 15, 2018
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Alumni Stories – Melissa Millar

South Hills alumna, Melissa Millar, earned her Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Administrative Professional program in 2011. Find out all the ways she says South Hills prepared her for her career.
May 14, 2018
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Alumni Stories – Lillah Cherry

South Hills alumna, Lillah Cherry, credits her South Hills education with giving her the skills and knowledge she needed to successfully start and run her own business, East End Coffee Co. in Lewistown, PA.
May 11, 2018

Alumni Stories – Katey Crean

South Hills alumna, Katey Crean, reflects on her time at South Hills and offers advice for incoming and current students. Katey graduated from the Business Administration—Management & Marketing specialized associate degree program in 2017.
April 10, 2018

“I Am South Hills” – Karen Maynor

Karen Maynor is the Engineering Technology Program Coordinator and instructor at the State College Main Campus of South Hills. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of engineering and shares her expertise in the classroom. Find out how she keeps her curriculum current and how she feels about teaching in the fifth installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
March 19, 2018
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Active Living Project: Update #3

The third "Active Living" project update describes how the Information Technology students from South Hills Altoona redesigned the "Active Living" brochure for Healthy Blair County Coalition, the tools they used to do it, and the challenges they faced along the way.
March 13, 2018
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Active Living Project: Meet the Team

Meet the Let’s Move Blair County! "Active Living Project" leadership and team members.

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.