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May 8, 2018
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CBICC, Centre County Educational Leaders Focus on Preparing 21st Century Workforce

The CBICC held its annual State of Education Luncheon on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The event creates dialogue with all county school districts and career/technical training institutions about workforce readiness. During the luncheon, the new CentreREADY initiative was unveiled.
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.
August 7, 2017
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Restek Shows South Hills Students an ESOP in Action

South Hills alum and Restek Corporation International Customer Service Supervisor, Mike Shuey, invited South Hills Business Administration-Management & Marketing and Information Technology students for a tour of the Restek facilities to give them a lesson on employee stock ownership plans (ESOP).
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.
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.

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.