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Communications Committee

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Kelly Green

Mission

The mission of the Communications Committee is to serve as the main liaison to all THON volunteers within the Penn State community. By building strong relationships, we work to educate and empower the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of our University as to how they can make a greater impact in the fight to cure pediatric cancer. The hundreds of student volunteers that support THON rely on Communications to give them the right information and tools they need to successful for the year.

Committees and Information

Alumni Relations Committee (30)

Alumni Relations will serve the largest Alumni base in the country by keeping them updated on THON news and events. From assisting the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG) in promoting regional events, to working with the PSU Alumni Association to spread awareness about pediatric cancer, this Committee plays a huge role in the success of THON!

Campus Outreach – Students Committee (30)

This Committee will spread information about THON, opportunities to get involved, and THON's events to Penn State students through various outlets. Closer to THON Weekend, this Committee will work hard to fill the Bryce Jordan Center!

Campus Outreach – Faculty Committee (30)

This Committee will work with their Captains to help spread awareness about pediatric cancer and THON to the faculty and staff at Penn State. Throughout the year, they hold several events including the Faculty/Staff Luncheon to get faculty and staff more involved. They also organize a Faculty/Staff appreciation event THON weekend.

CCSG Initiative (30)

This Committee will work to spread the word of THON to all of the Commonwealth campuses by providing them with the tools and information they need to fundraise! They also help organize the CCSG Dancer Retreat in February and All-U-Hour THON Weekend.

Mini-THON & Dance Marathon Initiative (30)

This Committee will work with the Mini-THON program at Hershey Medical Center to assist all of the elementary, middle, and high schools that have their own Mini-THON’s. They will help them to create their own THON experience by coming up with new creative ideas and motivating them throughout the year! This Committee will also work to guide and inspire other Dance Marathons throughout the country.

Special Projects (30)

Special Projects will work to create, plan, and implement special projects for THON throughout the year. This includes organizing and putting on the Independent Dancer Diamond Pursuit competition. In the spring, this Committee is crucial in working to recruit donors for the THON Blood Drives and spreading THON awareness.
 
**Communications Committee members are eligible to dance THON Weekend if given the opportunity.
 
Please contact Corbin Reno, Communications Director, at communications@thon.org if you have any questions. Thank you!