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South Hills Students Get a First-Hand Look Into the World of Retailing

Business Administration Management & Marketing students at local boutique

BAMM students are shown here on an academic field trip to Love It Upcycle Boutique. Back Row, l–r: Tim Fomichev, Elizabeth Pewo, Bryant Moses, Eleanor Martin – Instructor, Dmitry Wall, Monica Ogden, Deb Love – Owner of Love It Upcycle Boutique, Chelsea Lawler – Love It Employee. Front Row, l–r: Tess Bechdel, Jordan Causer, Jade Stasko

South Hills Community News Release

STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology's second-year Business Administration—Management & Marketing (BAMM) students are required to take Retailing class, which highlights the many aspects of running a retail business. The course covers important managerial duties such as inventory control, pricing/buying, store operations, advertising, and more. As part of an ongoing series of speaker presentations and academic field trips for the Retailing class, Instructor Eleanor Martin has given the BAMM students several opportunities to gain insight into the world of retailing directly from owners, managers, and other professionals from several companies, including large corporations like Wegmans and Trader Joe’s as well as small, local businesses like The Animal Kingdom, Love It Upcycle Boutique, and Café Lemont.

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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.