Alumni Testimonials Archives | South Hills School of Business & Technology
November 6, 2017
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South Hills was the perfect choice.

As a returning student with a family I had a lot to think about. I […]
November 6, 2017
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After South Hills, I was totally prepared for a career.

I have a B.A. in Fine Arts, but my job wasn’t taking me where I […]
November 3, 2017
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South Hills has supported me for 25 years.

The accounting program prepared me in so many ways. It gave me a great foundation. […]
November 3, 2017
Graphic Arts graduate Tiara (Lose) Snare

Interaction with the staff pushed me to be the best I could be.

My South Hills education prepared me for success in my career because it gave me […]
November 3, 2017
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South Hills was very flexible and accommodating to my needs.

What really sold me on South Hills was the small class size and the personalized […]
November 3, 2017
This photo shows Laurie Hall

South Hills does an excellent job molding their students to succeed.

University Orthopedics Center has hosted many South Hills internships over the years that have led […]

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.