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Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Dave Andrus

Dave Andrus on a hike
  • Dave Andrus in the woods
  • Dave Andrus playing guitar
  • Dave Andrus as a young boy playing guitar
  • The guitar of Dave Andrus
  • Dave Andrus in front of a waterfall
  • Dave Andrus and his red sports car
  • Dave Andrus on a bike ride
  • Dave Andrus on a hike
  • Dave Andrus by the railroad tracks

Staff Spotlight on Dave Andrus, Admissions Representative

1What’s your position at South Hills and how long have you worked here?
I’ve been an Admissions Representative at the State College Main Campus since December 2010.
2What do you like most about your job?
I like assisting the students from enrollment to graduation. I also like being present when they receive their diplomas and when I see that they have fulfilled their dreams.
3Do you have any hidden talents or superpowers?
I’ve been playing guitar since I was10 years old, and I’ve played in several bands. I also volunteer portraying Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.
4What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy hiking and bicycling with my girlfriend, camping, cross-country skiing, reading, and taking rides in my little red car.
5What’s your favorite TV show/favorite movie?
My favorite TV show is Jeopardy and my favorite movie is Moonstruck.
6What are you reading or what are your favorite books?
I’ve recently been reading Sydney Sheldon, James Patterson, and Clive Cussler adventure-type books.
7What’s your favorite vacation spot & why?
My favorite would be vacationing at the beach because I get to spend time with my family, but I also enjoy going to Texas to visit with my younger brother and camping with my friends.
8What’s your favorite food?
Turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy.
9Do you have a favorite quote?
“What comes around goes around.”
10What’s on your “Bucket List?”
I’d like to take a ride in a glider.
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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.