SHINE Issue #8 - May 2018
South Hills Info, News, & Events
In this issue:
  • South Hills Receives 2018 Arnold Addison Award
  • Penn State Days I & II
  • Blood Wars Blood Drive
  • 2018 Bruce Ta Memorial Award
  • U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's Representative Visits South Hills
  • 2018 Mifflin County Kid Connection
  • Bright Outlook Occupation: Administrative Professional
  • Technology Open House Recap
  • Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus
  • Models Wanted: Spring Photo Shoot
  • The Ducks Have Returned...
  • 29th Annual Summer Music Picnic Series
South Hills Receives 2018 Arnold Addison Award
We are proud to announce that we were honored with the 2018 Arnold Addison Award at the 2018 Authorities, Boards, Commissions and Committees (ABC) Appreciation Dinner on April 17, 2018. This award is given by the  Borough of State College  in recognition to a person or group who has impacted the community through efforts to improve the quality of life and by promoting Town/Gown relations.
Co-founder Maralyn Mazza, Community Outreach Director Jeff Stachowski, & President S. Paul Mazza III (shown l-r in image) accepted the award, which now hangs proudly in the main hall of our State College Main Campus.
Penn State Days I & II
This year marks 18 years of partnership between South Hills School of Business & Technology and Penn State .This alliance was formed to provide South Hills students with the opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU. 

PSU Days Part I began with a guided bus tour of the PSU campus, followed by informational presentations from a PSU Human Resources Representative, a PSU internship supervisor, and two 2016 South Hills grads.

Part II provided South Hills students with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Penn State representatives to discuss internship opportunities at the university.

Top: Students network with Penn State Representatives to Learn About Internship Opportunities
Bottom: S. Paul Mazza III, President of South Hills, Welcomes Penn State
Blood Wars Blood Drive
Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us on Wednesday, May 9 for the 2018 South Hills Blood Wars. Phi Beta Lambda sponsors the annual blood drive during which our State College and Altoona Campuses compete to help the American Red Cross collect donations.
2018 Bruce Ta
Memorial Award
South Hills has proudly presented Carly Doublosky, a 2nd-year Information Technology (IT) student, with the Bruce Ta Memorial Award.

This honorary scholarship award has been established to acknowledge the outstanding talent and abilities of a graduating IT student.
Award Recipient, Carly Doublosky, & Director of Education, David Schaitkin
S. Paul Mazza III, Maralyn Mazza,
Larissa Bailey, & Mark Maggs
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's Representative Visits South Hills
Larissa Bailey, Regional Manager of the Central PA Office of. U.S. Senator, Pat Toomey, recently visited South Hills School of Business & Technology’s State College Campus.

Larissa toured the campus and met with South Hills’ president, S. Paul Mazza III, South Hills’ Co-founder, Maralyn Mazza, and State College Campus Director, Mark Maggs, to discuss the current educational climate in Central Pennsylvania. South Hills’ leaders were also provided with an opportunity to give feedback on important legislative issues impacting private, post-secondary schools.
2018 Mifflin County
Kid Connection
Student Ambassadors and Health Career Club members from the Lewistown Campus took part in the 35th annual Mifflin County Kid Connection on April 28.

Children and their families throughout the Mifflin County region were invited to walk the streets of downtown Lewistown to enjoy all the fun, free activities, games, and crafts.

All attendees were offered free popcorn by our Student Ambassadors, while our Health Careers Club provided free blood pressure screenings.
Top: Medical Assistant (MA) Students Provide Free Blood Pressure Screenings
Bottom: (l to r) Gabrielle Manbeck, Stacey Shew &
Alexis Mendez with Smokey Bear
Bright Outlook Occupation:
Administrative Professional
For this installment of our Bright Outlook Occupations series, we're taking a look at Administrative Professionals .

Administrative Secretaries/Assistants play a vital role in business operations and perform a wide range of duties to help organizations run efficiently. 

Technology Open House Recap
We enjoyed a fabulous turnout for our first-ever Technology Open House! Guests watched technology demonstrations and spoke with our faculty and staff about our Information Technology (IT) and Engineering Technology (ET) specialized associate degree programs and our Drone Initiative classes and clubs.

Exhibits and demos included various info sessions, a look at some of our students' projects, and information about our IT & ET student clubs. Instructor Chuck Farrell was on hand for drone flight demos, we opened our drone flight simulation lab, and visitors heard more about our drone classes as well as our drone racing club.

Many thanks to all who joined us for a fun, informative evening!


Top: Students Demonstrate First Person View (FPV) Drone Flying
Bottom: Visitors View a Mapping Presentation Offered by Engineering Technology (ET) Faculty & Students
Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus
The Activities Room at our State College Main Campus has been the long-time rehearsal “home” to our region’s premiere A Cappella group, Nittany Knights A Cappella Barbershop Chorus If you haven’t heard this amazing chorus sing, you’re missing out! Lucky for you, their "It’s About The Music" show, featuring works of different time periods and genres, from Charlie Chaplin to Gospel, is this Saturday, May 5, at The State Theatre. Tickets are available here.
Models Wanted:
Spring Photo Shoot
The marketing team is looking for current students and alumni to volunteer their time to help with a Spring photo shoot.

We are looking for individuals and small groups of friends.

These photos will be used for both online and print advertising.

If you are interested, please contact marketing@southhills.edu with your:

  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Availability - best days & times
  • Campus, Program, Year of Graduation
The Ducks Have Returned...
It's officially Spring at South Hills! Every year, a family of ducks returns to our Main Campus in State College to lay their eggs and raise their young. This has been happening since we first built our school in their field in 1989. We have a great relationship with them, and we have always provided great shelter and protection for them.

If you snap any photos of our ducks and their babies while you're visiting our Main Campus, please share them with us!
This remarkable shot of a mama duck and her 13 babies was taken by our Receptionist, Anja Lucas.
29th Annual Summer Music Picnic Series
This year marks the 29th year that South Hills will be hosting the annual Summer Music Picnic Series. The free music concerts, held on the lawn at the State College campus at 480 Waupelani Drive, are open to the community. Performances are scheduled every Sunday in June through August. They are sponsored by the Mazza Foundation for Education in conjunction with South Hills School of Business & Technology. Performances will go on rain or shine – the events are always moved inside the school if it rains.

South Hills Calendar
UPCOMING EVENTS
05/08/18
FAA Part 107 Drone Commercial Pilot Test Prep (State College)
05/09/18
Blood Wars Blood Drive (State College & Altoona)
See Story Above or Call 1-888-282-7427 for More Information
05/19/18
Sonographers' Symposium (State College)
06/18/18
Discover Drones for Teens (State College & Lewistown)
06/25/18
Discover Drones for Teens (State College & Altoona)


SHINE — Issue #8
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