Staff Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
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.
February 21, 2017

Community Outreach Director Jeff Stachowski CBICC’s “Volunteer of the Year”

On February 16, 2017, Jeff Stachowski was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) at its 3rd annual Membership Recognition Night. Jeff was selected for this award because of the hard work he does throughout the year to enrich the entire business community in Centre County.
December 22, 2016

South Hills Goes to the Movies

Just before the holiday break, South Hills treated its entire student body, faculty, staff, and invited special guests to a private screening of the inspirational documentary, "Becoming Bulletproof," followed by a discussion panel with some of the film's stars.

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.