Program News – South Hills School of Business & Technology
February 1, 2019
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South Hills Announces New Software Development & Programming Associate in Specialized Technology

South Hills School of Business & Technology will offer a new Associate in Specialized Technology degree program in Software Development and Programming at its Main Campus in State College. Applications for enrollment are being accepted for Fall 2019. This new program is for students who are interested in preparing for careers in software development, computer programming, applications development, and web development.
October 3, 2018
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South Hills and Saint Francis University Inform Students About Articulation Agreement

Dr. Julie Barris, representative of Saint Francis University, visited the State College Main Campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology to give current students information about Bachelor's Degree completion made possible through an Articulation Agreement between the schools.
September 11, 2018
Bright Outlook Occupation Software Developers

Bright Outlook Occupation: Software Developer

Software Developers play a key role in the design, installation, analysis, and maintenance of computer programs and applications as well as software systems. The programs are often developed with a goal of helping businesses to be more efficient and deliver improved services to their clients. Some developers design applications for consumers such as games or software for home or personal use.
June 5, 2018
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Bright Outlook Occupation: Computer User Support Specialist

Computer User Support Specialists play a vital role in a company by working with different hardware, software, networking, etc. Everyone from educational institutions to hospitals to government agencies use Computer User Support Specialists; thus, providing a wide variety of industries and diverse career advancement opportunities.
April 30, 2018
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Bright Outlook Occupation: Secretaries, Administrative Assistants, Executive Secretaries

Administrative professionals play a vital role in business operations and perform a wide range of duties to help organizations run efficiently. Responsibilities may include document processing, budgeting and accounting functions, social media, communications or marketing, travel planning, event planning, meeting management, HR functions, and more.
June 26, 2017
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Bright Outlook Occupation: Accountant

The field of accounting is very broad and can range from assisting others with personal finances to overseeing the fiscal operations of large corporations. There are many specialty areas available within the field of accounting such as grant management, fraud/forensic accounting, or Income Tax Planning and Preparation.

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.