Giving you the business


The South Hills School of Business and Technology recently hired Cole Hons as director of marketing.

Hons’ experience in marketing communications includes the last fourteen years at Penn State University. A Penn State graduate, he helped grow the university’s World Campus and the Sustainability Institute as lead copywriter, media producer and public relations coordinator.

Bobby Walter was recently hired by Rowland Creative, a local design agency, to strengthen the company’s ability to incorporate targeted messaging and to offer better informed design solutions to other businesses in the area.

Walter was recruited by Rowland Creative when he was a Penn State student. He rgaduated with a degree in marketing from the Smeal College of Business.

Metzger Animal Hospital recently announced the addition of board-certified veterinarian Holly Brown, who joins the pet hospital’s nine other veterinarians, including the board certified specialists

Brown completed her doctorate and residency in veterinary clinical pathology at the University of Georgia Veterinary School.

Kate Hoffman, a teacher at State College Area High School, was appointed to serve as a member of the Achievement Awards in Writing Advisory Committee for the National Council of Teachers of English. Her three-year term will begin after the 2015 annual convention scheduled for Nov. 19 to 24 in Minneapolis.

The NCTE’s mission is to advise staff on the nature, policies and procedures regarding the NCTE Achievement Awards.