Spotlight | South Hills School of Business & Technology

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

We spend a lot of time helping you learn more about our school, mainly about what we teach and how we teach it. Now we want you to get to know us as individuals beyond the South Hills campus, so we've developed a series to SHINE a spotlight on our faculty and staff – the people who devote themselves to Teaching People, Changing Lives.
June 13, 2019
The Gentzel family at Disney

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Mark Gentzel

The fifth installment of the series that SHINEs a spotlight on South Hills School of Business & Technology's staff and faculty will reveal more about Mark Gentzel, General Education Instructor at the State College Main Campus. He shares a number of his favorites and drops a clue about his secret identity.
June 3, 2019
Spotlight Jeff Foflygen - Jeff and his daughter

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Jeff Foflygen

Jeff Foflygen is an Information Technology Instructor and Advisor who's a master craftsman on the side. Find out what he makes in the fourth installment of the new series that SHINEs a spotlight on South Hills School of Business & Technology's staff and faculty.
May 3, 2019
Dave Andrus on a hike

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Dave Andrus

Dave Andrus has been an Admissions Representative at the State College Main Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology for nearly a decade. Get to know him a little better in the third installment of our new Faculty/Staff Spotlight series that SHINEs a spotlight on the people who devote their lives to Teaching People, Changing Lives.
April 15, 2019
Jenny Charney and her daughter

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Jenny Charney

Meet Jenny Charney, Administrative Professional Instructor and Advisor, in the second installment of the new series that SHINEs a spotlight on South Hills School of Business & Technology's staff and faculty.
April 3, 2019
Jim Colbert playing guitar

Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Jim Colbert

Get to know Graphic Arts Instructor, Jim Colbert, in the first installment of a new series that SHINEs a spotlight on South Hills School of Business & Technology's staff and faculty.

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.