South Hills Press Release
STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology will hold a Technology Open House on Thursday, April 19 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Main Campus located at 480 Waupelani Drive in State College. The event is open to the public and will offer demonstrations and exhibits featuring the Information Technology (IT) program, the Engineering Technology (ET) program, and Drone Initiative non-credit classes and events.
South Hills students, representatives from students clubs, alumni, and faculty will be on hand to provide information about technology programs, career opportunities in technology fields, and to answer questions. The event also provides the public with opportunity to tour the campus and see the labs and equipment in operation.
Mark Maggs, Director of the South Hills Main Campus said, “The Open House is a great opportunity for our community members of all ages to visit the school and learn about our programs and the technology skills we teach our students. The Bureau of Labor Statistics show that there’s a steady demand for tech workers and US businesses are adding jobs at a fast pace. This event will give people a chance to learn about the school and how we prepare people for careers.”
Pre-register for the event at www.southhills.edu/techopenhouse. Walk-ins are welcome!
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.