by Joan Andrews
South Hills Public Relations Specialist
with Jodie LeMaster
South Hills Webmaster
STATE COLLEGE — Sounds of jubilation filled the assembly hall at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College on June 19, 2017, as South Hills School of Business & Technology held its spring commencement ceremony for 61 of its students from the State College and Altoona campuses. More than 800 friends and family members joined the Class of 2017 in celebration of their graduation.
After completing their required internships with much hard work, perseverance, and determination, students of the Business Administration–Accounting, Administrative Medical Assistant, Business Administration–Management & Marketing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Information Technology, and Information Technology programs walked across the stage to accept specialized associate degrees, diplomas, and awards to officially become graduates of South Hills.
South Hills School of Business & Technology president, Paul Mazza III, encouraged the graduates to be a blessing to others as they begin their new careers. His mother and South Hills co-founder, Maralyn Mazza, congratulated the graduates as she witnessed her school’s 47th year of commencement ceremonies. Mrs. Mazza told the audience she had recently turned 90 years old and was thrilled to be a part of this celebration as South Hills approaches the milestone of graduating over 7,000 students.
Visit the South Hills Facebook page to see several more photos from the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony.