South Hills Stories, Testimonials, & Reviews

Alumni Stories, Reviews, & Testimonials

Real People. Real Stories.

No one can tell you more about what it’s like to get an education from South Hills School of Business & Technology than the people who have done exactly that. Discover how South Hills is teaching people, changing lives as our alumni tell you their personal stories, testimonials, and reviews in their own words. We take great pride in knowing that our alumni are so eager to recommend South Hills to their friends, to their families – and to you!


August 10, 2018

Alumni Stories – Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, 2011 Business Administration–Management & Marketing graduate, talks about why he chose to attend South Hills and offers a bit of advice for those who are considering going back to school.
August 2, 2018

Alumni Stories – Bradley Bell

Bradley Bell, 2017 Information Technology graduate, is a Network Administrator for GoHost, LLC, a company that provides production/disaster recovery hosting and management services. Find out why he chose to get his post-secondary education at South Hills following his military career.
June 6, 2018

Alumni Stories – Thad Riggle

Thad Riggle, 2012 Information Technology graduate, is a Cloud Support Engineer for Amazon Web Services in Herndon, Virginia. Find out how his South Hills education helped him prepare for his career.
May 15, 2018

Alumni Stories – Melissa Millar

South Hills alumna, Melissa Millar, earned her Associate in Specialized Business degree from the Administrative Professional program in 2011. Find out all the ways she says South Hills prepared her for her career.
May 14, 2018

Alumni Stories – Lillah Cherry

South Hills alumna, Lillah Cherry, credits her South Hills education with giving her the skills and knowledge she needed to successfully start and run her own business, East End Coffee Co. in Lewistown, PA.
May 11, 2018

Alumni Stories – Katey Crean

South Hills alumna, Katey Crean, reflects on her time at South Hills and offers advice for incoming and current students. Katey graduated from the Business Administration—Management & Marketing specialized associate degree program in 2017.
October 19, 2017

Two Sides of a South Hills Success Story: The Brown Family

Football was Josh Brown's life until an injury during spring drills ended his chance to play college football. He and his parents, Jeff & Cathy Brown, talk about how South Hills helped him find a new path and how he's thriving now in a career he loves.
July 3, 2017

Alumni Stories – Amanda Rider

South Hills alumna and returning adult student, Amanda Rider, says attending South Hills School of Business & Technology is the best decision she's ever made.
June 28, 2017

Alumni Stories – Becky Perry

South Hills alumna and returning adult student, Becky Perry, shares why she chose to enroll at South Hills School of Business & Technology.

"I Am South Hills" Faculty Interview Series

Our faculty are eager to share their South Hills stories, too! Find out more about their passions and what drives them in this special video interview series.

September 14, 2018

“I Am South Hills” – Venus Shade

Criminal Justice Instructor, Venus Shade, shares her perspective on being a teacher at the Lewistown Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology. She talks about the importance of community involvement, encouraging students to become an active part of making things better at a local level, and how she helps her students gain experience through exposure to many facets of the Criminal Justice field.
by South Hills Communications
April 10, 2018

“I Am South Hills” – Karen Maynor

Karen Maynor is the Engineering Technology Program Coordinator and instructor at the State College Main Campus of South Hills. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the field of engineering and shares her expertise in the classroom. Find out how she keeps her curriculum current and how she feels about teaching in the fifth installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
September 14, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Michael Gates

Michael Gates is the Business Administration—Management & Marketing Program Coordinator and instructor at the State College Main Campus of South Hills. In 2011, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Find out what he thinks is the best part of working at South Hills in the fourth installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
June 26, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Guido Santella

Guido Santella is an Information Technology instructor at the Altoona campus of South Hills. In 2013, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn more about his teaching style and outside interests in the third installment of our "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
May 23, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Mark Gentzel

Mark Gentzel is a general education instructor at the South Hills main campus in State College. In 2015, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA). Learn a little bit more about his passion for teaching and his unexpected hobbies in our second installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications
April 20, 2017

“I Am South Hills” – Luciano Sormani

Luciano Sormani is an adjunct instructor in the Graphic Arts program at the main campus of South Hills in State College. He teaches Computer Graphics, Photoshop, Packaging Design, and Microsoft Publisher. Learn a little bit more about what inspires him in the first installment of the "I Am South Hills" video series.
by South Hills Communications

Why Should You Choose South Hills?

Small Classes

“Impersonal” simply isn’t in our vocabulary. At South Hills, you’ll never get lost in the crowd – or the shuffle. Our small classes allow for plenty of personal attention from your teachers. You'll even get to know our president and campus directors personally! And our responsive and supportive staff is here to answer all your questions and provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

Experienced Teachers

Our faculty brings years of professional and practical experience to their classes, combining classroom training and real-world context. You’ll also learn in a highly-supportive, non-intimidating environment. And with their experience working in their respective fields, our teachers are great professional mentors, too.

Practical Curriculum

“Learn by doing!” All our programs include intensive, hands-on instruction and deliver the material you need to know to launch a successful career in your chosen field. And we believe the best way to do that is through project-oriented learning that provides opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills. All programs include guaranteed internships.

Career Placement

Our ultimate goal is to prepare you for fulfilling employment in your chosen field. Our dedicated Career Services staff can assist you to find an appropriate internship at the end of your studies and offers services to help you throughout your working life to find the best match for your skills and passions.