SHINE Issue #7 - April 2018
South Hills Info, News, & Events
In this issue:
  • Technology Open House
  • PBL State Conference
  • Altoona IT Students - Code Camp
  • Scholarship Available for Emergency Responder Volunteers
  • NETWORK 2018 Career Fair
  • Meet Karen Maynor - "I Am South Hills..."
  • South Hills Completes Pro-Pilot sUAV Training Class
  • IT Students Develop Automated Call System for Local Church
  • FAFSA Renewal Reminder
  • Kari Schlegel Scholarship Award
  • Upcoming Events
Technology Open House
Our first-ever Technology Open House is being held on April 19th from 5 - 7:00 pm at the State College Main Campus.

S ee demonstrations and exhibits featuring the Information Technology (IT) program, the Engineering Technology (ET) program, and Drone Technology.
Above (left to right): Courtney Dauberman, Jamey Shreckengast, Tess Bechdel, Jordan Causer, Lindsey Kemp, Brandy Kovach (front - PBL Club Advisor), Katarina Covalt, Anna Shawley, Bryant Moses
PBL State Conference
Congratulations to the Phi Beta Lamba (PBL) Club members who used their professional skills to compete at the PBL State Conference and Competition.

Our students competed and placed against students from some of the top ranked colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. The next round of the competition will be held this summer in Baltimore, MD.

South Hills students won awards in the following categories:

  •  Jamey Shreckengast: 2nd Place - Administrative Technology 

  • Anna Shawley: 1st Place - Forensic Acctounting

  • Tess Bechdel: 1st Place - Parliamentary Procedure

  • The Team of Bryant Moses & Tess Bechdel: 2nd Place - Hospitality Management
Altoona IT Students - Code Camp 2018
Information Technology students from our Altoona Campus recently traveled with their instructor, Guido Santella, to the  Microsof t ® Training Center in Malvern, PA to attend Code Camp 2018. Code Camp is an annual event run by  Philly.NET  that provides attendees with 8 hours of free learning and networking opportunities.
Altoona IT Students at Microsoft Training Center
Click here to apply . Register as an applicant and then search for the Centre County Emergency Responder Scholarship. For more information please contact Centre Foundation at
  814-237-6229 .
Scholarships Available for Emergency Responder Volunteers
Centre County is offering scholarships to encourage new emergency responder volunteers in Centre County. These scholarships can be used at specific schools, including for any degree program offered by South Hills. Successful applicants will be eligible for scholarships of up to $2,500 per academic year.

NETWORK 2018 Career Fair
Our students showcased their skills to over 90 local businesses at the NETWORK 2018 Career Fair held at the  Mountain View Country Club .

This was our 20th annual Network Career Fair, a huge event that is organized by our Career Services team and designed to give our students a chance to connect with dozens of local employers as they seek the internships they need to graduate.

South Hills students from all three campuses had the opportunity to network with local businesses from many different industries.
"I am South Hills" - Meet Instructor, Karen Maynor
Karen Maynor is the Engineering Technology Program Coordinator and instructor at the State College Main Campus of South Hills.

With more than 30 years of experience, find out how she keeps her curriculum current in this installment of our #IAmSouthHills video series.

Miss the previous "I Am South Hills" episodes? Watch Them Now
South Hills Completes Pro-Pilot sUAV Training Class

In March, South Hills completed the second offering of the "Pro-Pilot" training class. The 18-hour, intensive training program is one facet of the overall Drone Initiative at the school.

Drone technology is now being utilized in the fields of Engineering, Defense, Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Information Systems, and the Entertainment Industry.

You can obtain a complete schedule of our drone-related short courses and programs here .
Above: Instructor Chuck Ferrell demonstrates flight preparation for the DJI Phantom III

Below: Pro-Pilot participants review material for the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot exam
(left to right) Dylan Walters, Derrek Payne, Cody Virgillo, and Rick Grissinger
South Hills IT Students Develop Automated Call System for Local Church
When a local church needed a more efficient, automated way to communicate with its members about things like schedule changes and event cancellations, Information Technology students at our Altoona Campus helped to find a solution

Read the full article here .
FAFSA Renewal Reminder
The deadline for the FAFSA renewal is May 1, 2018. This applies current South Hills students who plan to return next fall, and students who will be interning this summer. Contact the Financial Aid Team for more information.
(left to right) Ray Liddick, Hayley Butcher, Debbie Schlegel, LeRoy Spicer
Kari Schlegel Scholarship Award
Hayley Butcher, a Williamsburg Community High School graduate and 2nd-year student of the GA program at the State College campus , has been awarded the 2018 Kari Schlegel Memorial Scholarship Award.
South Hills Calendar
Technology Open House (State College Campus)
Sonographers' Symposium
Discover Drones for Teens (State College & Lewistown)
Discover Drones for Teens (State College & Altoona)

SHINE — Issue #7
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