Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Once A THON Dancer, Alumnus Now Photographs FTK

We met, by complete accident, the ultimate Penn Stater. Perry Bindelglass graduated from Penn State, has attended eight THONs, and now donates his professional services to Four Diamonds.

Bindelglass graduated in 2008, the same year he danced in THON for the Blue and White Society, and he’s sporting the same fanny pack today that he wore when he danced. Bindelglass was sitting in a box behind press row when we met, and he let us in on a little secret. His first THON, he took a quick power nap in one of the empty rows for press.

The year after he graduated, he reached out to Four Diamonds to donate his services as a professional photographer. “My favorite part is working with the kids, they’re why I do it,” Bindelglass said.

When he’s not taking pictures in the BJC, he works as a full-time photographer. He’s photographed everyone from kids to presidents, and for non-profits both at home and abroad. On his website, he says he enjoys using his photography to help others, by raising awareness and money for causes he believes in. Some of his clients include The New York Times, The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and The White House.

This is his tenth year involved with THON, and the eighth one he’s attended. For two years, he wasn’t in State College. But he still spread the word about THON wherever he went. He’s photographed people in places like Egypt and Rwanda throwing up the diamonds.

unnamed (2)

“I absolutely plan to keep doing this,” Bindelglass said. “I love it.”

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
57.3kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Megan

Wilkes-Barre Campus Closed Due To Bomb Threat

A threatening message was discovered on a bathroom door in the campus’ Science Center that warned a bomb was in the building, and it would detonate some time before noon on Friday, March 4.

Graduate School Revokes Doctorate For Plagiarism

Penn State Professor Receives Presidential Honor

Five Prominent Penn State Athletics Employees No Longer In Staff Directory

An Athletics spokesperson confirmed there have been “recent staff changes” but didn’t give names or specific details.

Five Prominent Penn State Athletics Employees No Longer In Staff Directory

An Athletics spokesperson confirmed there have been “recent staff changes” but didn’t give names or specific details.

From Food Network To Happy Valley: Chef Gillian Clark Puts A French Spin On The Classic Diner

“Rather than kind of dig up a dinosaur, we thought we would do something a little bit more creative that gave us the ability to make some interesting food that’s a little bit upscale.”

Your Complete THON 2023 Dancer List

From 6 p.m. on Friday, February 17, to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 707 students will dance in THON and help raise money for pediatric cancer research.

Share via
We Met The Ultimate Penn Stater: Former THON Dancer, Now Volunteers As Photographer For Four Diamonds
 
Send this to a friend