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October 19, 2017

Two Sides of a South Hills Success Story: The Brown Family

Football was Josh Brown's life until an injury during spring drills ended his chance to play college football. He and his parents, Jeff & Cathy Brown, talk about how South Hills helped him find a new path and how he's thriving now in a career he loves.
September 14, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Michael Gates

Michael Gates is the Business Administration—Management & Marketing Program Coordinator and instructor at the State College Main Campus of South Hills. In 2011, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Find out what he thinks is the best part of working at South Hills in the fourth installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
July 3, 2017

Alumni Stories – Amanda Rider

South Hills alumna and returning adult student, Amanda Rider, says attending South Hills School of Business & Technology is the best decision she's ever made.
June 26, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Guido Santella

Guido Santella is an Information Technology instructor at the Altoona campus of South Hills. In 2013, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn more about his teaching style and outside interests in the third installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
May 23, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Mark Gentzel

Mark Gentzel is a general education instructor at the South Hills main campus in State College. In 2015, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn a little bit more about his passion for teaching and his unexpected hobbies in our second installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
April 27, 2017

Student Spotlight: Devin Pierce of Zach Wade & The Good Grief

A big win in the local music scene prompted one South Hills student to reach out to three classmates from other programs for help getting the word out about his band. Find out more about their collaboration in this Student Spotlight video interview.
by South Hills Communications

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.