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October 28, 2019
Inaugural "Taste of Success" Speaker Series Group

South Hills Kicks Off “Taste of Success” Speaker Series

South Hills School of Business & Technology's Career Services Team hosted alumni guest speaker, Shawnee Matis, as part of the “Taste of Success” Speaker Series. The series provides current students with opportunities to learn from local employers who provide valuable career information, tips, and pointers to help the students start thinking about what comes after graduation.
October 25, 2019
Photo of Carla-Ann Henry

Alumni Stories – Carla-Ann F. Henry

Recent South Hills graduate, Carla-Ann Henry (Graphic Arts, Class of 2019), talks about creating the winning poster design for the 2019 People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts and offers some advice to incoming students of the Graphic Arts specialized associate degree program.
October 22, 2019
Students of the Medical Assistant and Health Information Technology programs at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus were given a tour of the STAT helicopter and landing area.

South Hills Healthcare Students Participate in UPMC Altoona Trauma Drill

Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Health Information Technology students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology recently participated in a trauma drill at UPMC Altoona. Afterwards, they were given a tour of some of the hospital facilities, including the the STAT MedEvac 11 helicopter and its landing area.
October 10, 2019
Group shot of the South Hills Fall Class Of 2019

South Hills School of Business & Technology Holds Fall 2019 Commencement Ceremony

South Hills School of Business & Technology held its Fall Commencement Ceremony for the graduating class of September 2019 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on Monday, September 23.
August 27, 2019
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director, Tricia Turner, and 2006 DMS Alumna, Sarah Leitzinger

Alumni Stories – Sarah Leitzinger

Sarah Leitzinger, 2006 Diagnostic Medical Sonography alumna, reveals the most valuable things that she learned during her studies at South Hills School of Business & Technology and shares some sound advice for those considering a career in medical ultrasound technology.
August 22, 2019
CBICC President & CEO, Vern Squier and CBICC Vice President, Economic Development, Jennifer Myers are shown with the first class of South Hills graduates who obtained the CentreREADY designation.

South Hills School Of Business & Technology Graduates Earn CentreREADY Designation

CBICC representatives attended South Hills School of Business & Technology's spring commencement ceremony to help celebrate the first graduating class of students who obtained the new CentreREADY Designation.
August 20, 2019
2012 Graphic Arts alumnus, Nick Anna, with awards he's won

Alumni Stories – Nick Anna

Nick Anna, 2012 Graphic Arts alumnus, recently won two major design awards for work created as a Graphic Designer for the Altoona Mirror newspaper. SHINE (South Hills Info, News, & Events) caught up with him recently to ask him about the accolades.
August 19, 2019
South Hills DMS 2019 class representative Lesley Hogan, left, holds the basket while DMS second-year class representative Robyn Pheasant draws the willing ticket for the 2019 basket raffle. DMS Program Director, Tricia Turner, watches in the background.

South Hills Sonography Students Raise Money For West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp

Students of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography specialized associate degree program at South Hills School of Business & Technology select a charity every year for which they volunteer their time and effort to bring awareness and raise funds. The charity they chose to support for the 2018-19 academic year was the West Penn Burn Center Summer Camp.
August 16, 2019
L to R: Daisy Musser, Collin Musser, Alex Sikorski, Benny Housley, Jonah Diaz, Nate Whetzel, Ryan Jones, AJ Corson, Technical Assistant – Liam Jones, Technical Assistant – Jack Erickson, and Drone Instructor – Chris Avvampato

South Hills Graduates New Class Of Droneologists

A new class of certified “Droneologists” recently graduated from the Discover Drones for Teens Summer Camp at South Hills School of Business & Technology. The Droneologists, ranging in age from grades 7–12, completed a 20-hour program that taught them how to build and fly drones safely and properly.

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.