C.O.P.S. Club – South Hills School of Business & Technology
April 26, 2019
Criminal Justice students and C.O.P.S. Club members, Kayla Garcia and Josh Hall

South Hills Students Observe Denim Day

C.O.P.S. (Community Outreach and Public Service) Club members at South Hills School of Business & Technology handed out information to fellow students and raised money for a local women's shelter on Denim Day as part of efforts to educate the South Hills student body during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
February 15, 2019
Members of the C.O.P.S. Club at the Altoona Campus present a donation check to Lisa Hann, Director of Family Services Inc.

South Hills Students Donate to Local Community

The C.O.P.S. Club at South Hills School of Business & Technology's Altoona Campus recently held a fundraiser to help Family Services Inc. as they raise funds for a proposed new homeless shelter in Blair County.
January 14, 2019
Criminal Justice Students handing out blue ribbons on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

South Hills Students Recognize National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On January 9, 2019, the C.O.P.S Club at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s State College Main Campus helped local police departments mark national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a national day of observance which was established to recognize how challenging a career in law enforcement can be.
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.
June 23, 2016
This photo shows a group of people smiling

2016 Power of Perseverance Award Winners Named

Two prizes are given to South Hills students who have persevered to overcome hardship by the Criminal Justice program's Community Outreach & Public Service (C.O.P.S.) Club in memory of Jodi Warshaw. A third prize is given for the best Domestic Violence Awareness PowerPoint.
April 26, 2016
This photo shows a group of students on the lawn at the State College campus

C.O.P.S. Club Sell Pinwheels for Prevention

Members of the C.O.P.S. Club organized the fundraiser in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention month.

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.