South Hills Community News Release
by Jodie LeMaster
STATE COLLEGE — Medical Assistant and Administrative Professional students at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s main campus in State College attended a workshop aimed at helping them establish functional user accounts on LinkedIn, a networking social media platform for professionals seeking employment and the recruiters looking for them. The workshop was presented by South Hills alumna, Paula Colletti, who is now a Human Resources Generalist at Eclipse Resources in Centre County. Ms. Colletti is a graduate of the Administrative Professional program at South Hills.
Ms. Colletti introduced the students to LinkedIn and guided them through the process of setting up a new account. She offered advice for creating strong headlines, writing effective summaries, and taking professional profile images. She also addressed students’ privacy concerns and offered tips for helping them determine what type of and how much information to share.
The workshop concluded with Colletti giving a demonstration of how to use LinkedIn’s many features, including the built-in email system, the newsfeed, and the resume uploader.
(Event coverage & news release provided by South Hills webmaster, Jodie LeMaster. Photos by South Hills videographer/photographer, Dan Lesher.)
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.