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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!


June 6, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Thad Riggle and his dog Bronson

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
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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
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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 15, 2017
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South Hills Student Turns Dream into Reality Before Graduating

Tabatha Bedlyon, a Lewistown Management & Marketing student, has already applied the skills she acquired at South Hills to open her own antiques shop ahead of schedule and before her graduation in September 2017.
February 27, 2017
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South Hills Graduate Returns to Alma Mater to Hire Employees

Altoona campus graduate Scott Cunningham is living his dream as the owner of Visual Element Media, a media content company that specializes in video production, graphics, photography, website design, and maintenance. All three campuses of South Hills are now adding to the success of this growing enterprise, as Cunningham hired two employees, one each from our Lewistown and State College campuses.

Our faculty are eager to share their South Hills stories, too!

Find out more about their passions and what drives them in the "I Am South Hills" Faculty Video Series and the Faculty/Staff Spotlight Interview Series.

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.