South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology is proud to announce that Becka Turner, a 2nd-year student of the Graphic Arts program, has been awarded the 2019 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship was created by the family of Kari Lynn Schlegel, a 2012 graduate of the South Hills Graphic Arts program whose life and untimely death in 2016 touched the lives of many.
Graphic Arts Program Coordinator, Ray Liddick said, “Becka is a complete student, not only in her approach to design work, but, more importantly, for the outward positive attitude she demonstrates when interacting with her classmates and instructors. She diligently applies her skills to her projects; simultaneously, she maintains an upbeat spirit when facing design challenges. Day to day she shows the unique and subtle ability to inspire those around her.”
The faculty members of the Graphic Arts program were tasked with choosing the award recipient by identifying a current student who exhibits the traits that Kari had when she was a student as follows:
“I value the Graphic Arts program, and maintaining a positive attitude is always something I strive to do.” said Becka Turner. “Being chosen for this award is truly an honor, and I would like to express my appreciation to the Schlegel family and the South Hills Graphic Arts faculty.”
Jim Colbert, Graphic Arts Instructor, added, “It’s a genuine pleasure to have Becka as a student. She embodies so many of the characteristics defined by this scholarship. Her communication is excellent; she is helpful and a great sounding board for her classmates. She is the type of student you love to have, and one that will do well after graduation.”
South Hills School of Business & Technology also memorialized Kari Schlegel by naming the school’s virtual art gallery in her honor.