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Which Committee Would THONers Choose If Not Selected To Dance?

As our dancers approach the 24-hour mark, few could imagine themselves spending THON 2015 any other way. However, many of the 708 individuals on the floor this weekend are truly For The Kids, meaning that, whether they had been chosen to dance or not, they would have taken on a position that allowed them to actively contribute to the efforts. 14 dancers told us what committee they would dedicate their weekend to if they hadn’t been dancing.

Omega Phi Alpha’s Emily told us that Family Relations Captain was the position for her because she loves the impact she made on her sorority’s THON families as family relations chair, and would like to extend that reach.

Marisa from Ohana said that she would like to be on Operations because of the positive experience she had on the committee last year.

Finance was the preferred committee for three other dancers. A past Finance committee member and captain, Phi Kappa Sigma’s dancer Robert said he simply enjoyed working with money.

“I loved finance and being around the money and inner workers of THON,” he said. “It’s incredible getting to see how it becomes what we’re experiencing this weekend.”

Four of our healthier — or maybe just hungrier — respondents said Hospitality was the place for them. Elizabeth from Snowboard Club cited her obsession with food and desire to provide more nutritious choices for the dancers.

Sigma Alpha Mu’s Eric put it simply, and said that “people always like the Hospitality guys [because they have the food].”

Five dancers paid direct homage to their selfless Dancer Relations committee members.

Penn State Altoona’s Kristen said that she would love to “be able to lift everyone up and make them as happy as you are because it makes the experience so special.”

Stewart from Tau Kappa Epsilon attributed the desire to “getting to be a part of the the floor atmosphere.”

Regardless of their committee choice, however, all dancers made it clear how much they appreciate the hard work of all members this weekend. For example, Megan of Omega Phi Alpha said, “I would love to make someone else’s experience as wonderful as mine has been in any way possible.”

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Alex Calderaro

Alex Calderaro is a junior majoring in Supply Chain Management from Central Jersey. As a first generation Penn Stater, she has found a home here in several places, including her sorority, and, of course, Onward State. You can contact her at [email protected] or follow her on twitter @alexcalderaro.

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