South Hills School in Philipsburg under new leadership
PHILIPSBURG — South Hills School of Business & Technology has hired two new employees at its Philipsburg school located in the Moshannon Valley Enterprise Center.
Melissa Brannen of State College is the new director at the Philipsburg school location. Brannen has six years of work experience in Centre County, and will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the two-year career college in Philipsburg.
Under Brannen’s leadership, South Hills School is expanding its outreach and recruiting efforts in that area of the state. The school has partnered with a variety of businesses and outreach organizations this summer to help enrich community life in the Moshannon Valley region. Brannen is an active participant in community service events in the Centre region.
Bobby Smith, a 2009 graduate of South Hills School, was recently hired as a financial aid assistant at the Philipsburg school. Smith is responsible for assisting students and their parents throughout the financial aid process, and works in conjunction with the administrative offices to resolve questions associated with educational expenses.
Smith will additionally work with Brannen to expand the school’s career services division. They will identify and create new business opportunities for South Hills’ interns and graduates.