Greek Profile: ATΩ and ZTA
We caught up with ATΩ Secretary CJ Koluch (the American speedo “Single Ladies” guy!) and ZTA President Kim Sargent for a conversation about THON, their families, and ways to get every eye in the BJC on you.
OS: First off, how many dancers do you guys have, and what families do you support?
Kim: 10 dancers, five each. We also have two other members dancing for other organizations: IFC and Off-Campus Student Union.
CJ: We support two families: the Schweitzer and Haas families.
OS: This is tough, but how would you describe THON, in one word?
OS: How many years have you both been involved with THON?
Both: Two years.
OS: What first inspired you to get involved with THON?
CJ: ATΩ is really involved with THON, so at first you get inspired by other guys’ stories , being at family hour… you want to make a difference any way you can.
OS: What is your favorite part of THON?
Kim: My favorite part is being here in the stands, and our dancers can look up at any time and see our entire organization standing, supporting them.
OS: Where is your favorite place to can?
Kim: [Laughs] I’m not sure we should reveal that.
CJ: We’ll say a special intersection in Baltimore.
OS: How long will you be here this weekend?
CJ: 35 hours, total.
Kim: 20 hours.
OS: What song do you most want to hear this weekend?
CJ: Single Ladies [‘Nuff said]
OS: How would you rate your dance skills?
CJ: 10/10 [It was at this point that CJ revealed to me that he was the individual who had claimed THON fame by dancing in the stands in naught but a American flag speedo and a fedora. He was wearing the fedora during my interview. A 10/10 rating is an understatement in this situation.]
Kim: I don’t have his confidence! 7/10.
OS: What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen so far?
CJ: Our THON children, and that they are well and healthy.
Kim: All of our new members experiencing THON for the first time.
OS: Finally, if you were a dinosaur, which one would you be?
CJ: Those little dinosaurs that hop around [ We both couldn’t think of the name of the dino. With some research, I believe he meant the Compsognathus, affectionately called ‘Compys’].
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After losing my father to cancer, I thought there was nothing THON could offer me that I didn’t already know. After four years, I found comfort in the familiar.
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