Centre Daily Times Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
August 16, 2017
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South Hills Digital Art Gallery to Honor Memory of Graduate Who Died Last Year

Words like “bubbly,” positive,” “outgoing,” and “kind-hearted,” were just some of what Kari Schlegel’s friends had to say about her. They also said it’s fitting that an online art exhibit created by people affiliated with South Hills School of Business & Technology was recently named in her memory.
November 11, 2016
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South Hills Students Putting Veterans Benefits To Work

South Hills School of Business & Technology is an option for veterans seeking new skills after leaving military service.
March 31, 2016

South Hills Career Fair Provides Opportunities for Students, Businesses Alike

Highlights: Network Career Fair sets up South Hills students for internships and job opportunities, over 90 local companies present, many representatives also South Hills grads
February 8, 2016

South Hills DMS Program Boasts Grads Who Work Around the Country

Highlights: Program started in the mid-1990s with five students, currently has about 100; Grads have a nearly 100 percent job placement rate
January 25, 2016
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Paul Mazza III Carries on Father’s Mission for South Hills

“The Mazza family will continue to make sure that, at South Hills, the student always comes first."
January 4, 2016
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10 Questions with South Hills Co-founder Maralyn Mazza

Find out what keeps Mrs. Mazza inspired as she heads into 2016.

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.