SHINE Issue #12 - October 1, 2018
South Hills Info, News, & Events
In this issue:
  • 21st Annual Day of Caring
  • Altoona Campus Fall Picnic
  • I Am South Hills - Venus Shade
  • CentreREADY Workforce Initiative
  • Bright Outlook Occupation - Software Developer
  • Local Media Experts Share Their Knowledge with South Hills Students
  • Constitution Day Trivia Winner
  • Lewistown Program Olympics
  • Upcoming Events: Medical Coding Info Session, Drones, Campus Visit Day, Career Exploration Day, Winter Start Enrollment
The 21st annual Day of Caring was held on September 19th. This volunteer event through the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata allows employees to learn more about local charities, raises awareness throughout the community, and gives employees an opportunity to interact with the community outside of their workplace.

South Hills' Lewistown Campus staff members participated by painting wood that will be used to make new picnic tables for Kish Park.
Lewistown Campus staff members Christine Sulouff,
Gloria Kline, and Paige Ruiz
Altoona Campus Fall Picnic
To celebrate the kick off of a new school year, students, faculty and staff from our Altoona Campus gathered at Legion Park for the annual Fall Picnic. They enjoyed good food, good weather & a fun game of volleyball!

Criminal Justice (CJ) Instructor, Venus Shade, shares her perspective on being a teacher at our Lewistown Campus . She talks about the importance of community involvement, encouraging students to become an active part of making things better at a local level, and how she helps her students gain experience through exposure to many facets of the Criminal Justice field. 
CentreREADY Workforce Initiative
S. Paul Mazza III addresses the CBICC membership and community leaders at the CentreREADY inaugural launch event
We're proud to be one of the school leaders who has partnered with the  Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County  (CBICC) to launch a new, collaborative initiative to help build a stronger local workforce.

CentreREADY is designed to address the core and technical skills gap among the workforce – an issue faced not only by employers in Centre County but all over the country.

Leadership from South Hills signed a memorandum of understanding pledging that, as we implement CentreREADY, we will offer 21st century workforce skills experiences as part of our curriculum offerings, with a focus on 6 core attributes: 

• work ethic
• tactfulness/manners
• teamwork
• communication
• critical thinking/problem solving
• understanding supervision and the world of work
For this installment of our Bright Outlook Occupations series,
we're taking a look at Software Developers .

Software Developers play a key role in the design, installation,
analysis, and maintenance of computer programs and
applications as well as software systems.
Local Media Experts Share Their Knowledge With South Hills Students
Second-year Business Administration — Management & Marketing (BAMM) students in our Advertising & Public Relations class at the State College campus had the opportunity to hear from local marketing and advertising experts to gain insights as to what it's like working in a career in media. Adjunct instructor, Cathy Brown, organized an ongoing speaker series for the fall term.

Scott Cohagan, General Manager of Forever Media , provided an overview of radio advertising, and gave the students tips for running effective radio campaigns.

Janet Santostefano, president and publisher of the Centre Daily Times (CDT) discussed newspaper/print advertising, digital advertising, and audience extension techniques.

Jeff Brown, faculty general manager of Penn State's ComRadio , and local morning radio personality for The Bus , spoke to the students about writing creative copy for commercials, and the importance of crafting high-impact messages to reach specific target audiences.
Scott Cohagan, General Manager of Forever Media
"Sam" Henderson, Inside Local Representative, & Janet Santostefano, president & publisher of the Centre Daily Times
Jeff Brown, faculty general manager of ComRadio,
and morning radio personality for The Bus
Constitution Day Trivia Winner
Leah Colyer, winner of the Constitution Day Trivia Contest
In honor of Constitution Day on September 17, our students were given the opportunity to register to vote, and to participate in activities throughout the day including a Constitution Day Trivia Contest.

A big congratulations to Leah Colyer, first-year Health Information Technology (HIT) student at the State College Main Campus, for being the trivia contest winner, and a thank you to all of our students who participated in the activities throughout the day! 
Lewistown Campus Program Olympics
Students from our Lewistown Campus gathered at Kish Park for the annual Program Olympics. A
big congratulations to the the Information Technology students who claimed this years prize! Afterwards, our students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a picnic lunch that was successfully put together by the Business Administration: Management & Marketing (BAMM) students.
Upcoming Events
South Hills is excited to announce a new, 5-month long Medical Coding Certification Course. If you are interested in finding out more about this course, join us on October 9 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m . for a no-obligation Medical Coding Certification Information Session at our State College main campus.
FAA Part 107 Drone Commercial Pilot Test Prep (State College)

Drone Arial Photography
(State College)
Campus Visit Day - All 3 Campus Locations

Career Exploration Day - All 3 Campus Locations
SHINE - Issue #12
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