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December 22, 2017
This photo shows students from the Lewistown campus

South Hills Lewistown Students Help “Fill A Cruiser”

South Hills Lewistown students joined forces with the local Kiwanis Club and the Lewistown Police Department to help with an annual community food drive.
December 21, 2017
This photo shows Altoona students with toy donations for Toys for Tots

Altoona Health Careers Club Gives to Local “Toys for Tots” Campaign

The Health Careers Club at the South Hills Altoona campus recently made a substantial donation to the Ebensburg Toys for Tots campaign.
December 19, 2017
Phi Beta Lambda Members with toys for Toys for Tots

Phi Beta Lambda Members Collect Items for Centre County “Toys for Tots”

The Phi Beta Lambda Club at the State College main campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology collected toys for Centre County "Toys for Tots" campaign.
December 18, 2017
Lewistown students with toy donations for Toys for Tots

Student Clubs Collect Donations for Lewistown “Toys for Tots”

The Phi Beta Lambda and Circle K Clubs at South Hills School of Business & Technology collected toys for The Salvation Army of Lewistown's "Toys for Tots" campaign.
December 12, 2017
Health Careers Club Members with donations for Women's Resource Center

Health Careers Club Helps Women’s Resource Center

The Health Careers Club at South Hills School of Business & Technology collected gifts to help a client of the Centre County Women’s Resource Center celebrate the Christmas season.
December 23, 2016
This photo shows a group of students with food donations

C.O.P.S. Club Makes Hearts for Homeless Donation

Members of the Community Outreach and Public Service Club (C.O.P.S.) at the South Hills main campus provided winter donations to Hearts for Homeless in downtown State College.

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.