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Eric & Molly Barron Speak At THON 2022

For one last time, Penn State President Eric Barron, along with his wife, Molly, hopped up onto the Bryce Jordan Center stage to address the THON 2022 crowd.

During his tenure, THON has raised nearly $76 million (and counting). To commemorate those events, THON 2022 Executive Director Kate Colgan presented the Barrons with a collage of THON logos.

“I want you to know that in eight years as president, one thing I know is that Penn Staters want to impact the world,” Barron said. “You are the perfect example of Penn Staters impacting the world.”

Continuing his speech, Barron noted that Penn Staters always seem keen on giving back. Of course, THON does it better than practically anything else.

Before departing, Barron reassured the crowd that his support for THON isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

“I want you to know one thing as we go out the door,” Barron said. “Forever, as long as we live, we will be watching THON and giving money to THON.”

Barron’s final days in office will come during the first week of May. President-elect Neeli Bendapudi is slated to formally take over on May 10.

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