"Taste of Success" (f.k.a. Brown Bag) Speaker Series Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
October 28, 2019
Inaugural "Taste of Success" Speaker Series Group

South Hills Kicks Off “Taste of Success” Speaker Series

South Hills School of Business & Technology's Career Services Team hosted alumni guest speaker, Shawnee Matis, as part of the “Taste of Success” Speaker Series. The series provides current students with opportunities to learn from local employers who provide valuable career information, tips, and pointers to help the students start thinking about what comes after graduation.
January 29, 2018
South Hills Alumni, Josh Brown speaking to South Hills Students

South Hills Students Attend Criminal Justice Careers Presentation

Alumni returned to South Hills School of Business & Technology's main campus in State College for a Career Services Brown Bag Speaker Series event to "to give [students] a glimpse into the day-to-day responsibilities of professionals in the field of criminal justice."
January 16, 2018
South Hills Students at alumna presentation

South Hills Alumna Returns to Share Tips for Job Success with Current Students

South Hills graduate, Michelle Simpson, Director of Human Resources for the Bellefonte Area School District, returned to South Hills recently to speak with students of the Administrative Professional (AP) and Business Administration—Management & Marketing (BAMM) programs and offer advice for a successful career.
October 5, 2016
This photo shows a group of people smiling

Annual “Brown Bag Speaker Series” Kicks Off With YSB Program Director

Theresa Kieffer, Senior Program Director with the Youth Service Bureau of Centre County, recently spoke to Criminal Justice students about careers in her field.

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.