For Claire and Brian Blankenfield, taking the CATA bus was simply a part of their daily routine — until the day it introduced them to each other.
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Garfield is one of the first Penn State alumni to be killed in action during World War II. His legacy as a student and sailor lives on through the research conducted in the building that bears his name.
“Through the sale of our products and support for all levels of merchandise throughout the THON community, I hope the student volunteers feel united and connected in our mission to conquer childhood cancer together.”
Ellie Rosen aims to target Snipteez toward college students looking for shirts that are both unique and affordable.
“It’s all about having the opportunity to meet people from different walks of life,” Weaver said. “In a town like this, you really do get to know everybody.”
“People say that they get overwhelmed here, but I always say, would you rather be overwhelmed or underwhelmed?”
“History serves as a lesson for us all as to how we can improve and move forward in the future. Homecoming itself learns from its history as an honored event through time by remembering why we put all this work into planning Homecoming.”
“On our wedding day, Matt had his Chick-Fil-A name tag inside of his tuxedo jacket.”
“I THON so that each volunteer can be impacted by something much greater than themselves, and learn to be thankful for all of the many problems that they will never have to worry about.”
“On Finance you have the unique opportunity to physically touch and see the impact that this organization is making on a daily basis and know that those dollars will go towards fighting childhood cancer.”
Since beginning circulation in 1954, Sports Illustrated has featured the Nittany Lions on the cover in some capacity 17 times, capturing the highs and lows of football in Happy Valley.
“From the very start, my goal was to keep State College a great place to grow up, to get an education, and to raise a family.”
This week’s love story features a couple who met during the hustle and bustle of Homecoming Weekend 2013.
“I THON so that I can bring a smile to children’s faces and comfort and hope to parents. One day we will conquer this disease and I THON for that day.”
Jim Harbaugh and Quinn Nordin were popular targets at ESPN’s College GameDay yesterday.
Cailtin Edinger had no idea the guy in her freshman year English project group would turn out to be her future fiancée years later.
“When every person walks out of the Bryce Jordan Center after the conclusion of THON Weekend, I want them to feel like they just experienced the most unique and powerful event of their entire life.”
“There’s no set way to fundraise or spread awareness, so there’s always something that can be changed for the better or new method to implement.”
The co.space serves as a hub for creativity as well as a second family for everyone who lives there.
“Let it be known that I cannot sing well, but I would sing again in a heartbeat because that’s how amazing it was.”
Though many captains try to generate the pairings based on personality similarities, the chances of getting paired with your future soulmate is — well, pretty slim.
“I totally thought I was getting catfished by an Ohio State grad or something,” Kucyznski joked. “Luckily, I stayed.”
“I absolutely love the day-to-day interactions I have with Penn State Alumni because they have incredible stories, and they inspire me every day with the amount of passion they have in making a difference in the life of a child and family.”
Since Rachel Sutherland and Wesley Ovens didn’t even study at the same campus, they defied the odds by meeting at all.
We like to say, “We are here for the dancers so that they can be there For The Kids.” It is amazing to be able to help a dancer, and seeing how much it means to the kids and families.
“I know that if I keep working, if I keep staying focused, if I keep doing all the little things that I’m doing, it’s going to pay off. I hope that others see my work ethic and are maybe inspired to work more towards their dreams too.”
“Once I entered the BJC THON Weekend last year, I felt completely at home. I realized that this was exactly where I was supposed to be and this organization is where I belong.”
Ever wondered what it would be like to have your sibling at Penn State too? The Rovito triplets know it all too well.