THON in photos: Friday night

Photo posted February 17, 2012 in News, THON 2012 by College of Communications Updated: February 17, 2012 - 7:39 pm

THON is captured in images made by students in Comm 469 Advanced Photojournalism.

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Amanda August

Graduate / Visual Journalism

Amanda August is senior majoring in visual journalism. Her experience includes photojournalism, multimedia reporting and Web design. She also loves to read, cook and scrapbook.

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Kelley King

2012 Graduate / Visual Journalism

Kelley is a Penn State graduate with a major in visual journalism and a minor in sociology. She has interned as a multimedia reporter at magazine in Philadelphia, as a lifestyle writer at the Lansdale Reporter, and worked three years on the staff of The Daily Collegian student newspaper, where she was Photo/Multimedia Chief.
In 2012 she traveled to Rio de Janeiro to do field work for Comm 402, International Reporting.

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Victoria Magliaro

Senior / Visual Journalism

My two primary interests are the equine industry and photography. I hope to combine these interests in a career as a photographer for an equine publication like Practical Horseman.  I am a 22-year-old visual journalism major at Penn State University with a psychology minor.

I work three jobs in addition to pet sitting and house cleaning for several families on a regular basis. I work very hard in all of my jobs as well as in my classes. I know exactly where I want to be as an adult, so I am doing my best to get there.

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Tom Ruane

Senior / Visual Journalism

Tom Ruane is a 23-year-old New Jersey native, from the beachside community of West Long Branch. He began his college career as a business major at Saint Peter’s College, the Jesuit College of New Jersey, in Jersey City, N.J. He will graduate from Penn State in August 2012 with a Bachelors Degree in Visual Journalism and a minor in Business Liberal Arts.

Tom is a photographer for The Daily Collegian student newspaper. Outside of school, he is a cadet in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He has worked as a self-employed disc jockey with a pro-audio company for the past seven years. Tom is also very heavily involved in the community by volunteering with local fire departments, search and rescue teams, and emergency management teams.

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Patrick Thorp

Senior / Visual Journalism

I am a senior at The Pennsylvania State University majoring in visual journalism. My home is in Ocean City, N.J., where I live by the beach with my family and two dogs.

I consider myself to be a hard working student who stays on task and focuses on what I have to achieve. I have always had a passion for making photographs.  I am active with the Newman Club, a Catholic student organization associated with the Penn State campus ministry. I work with La Vie, the Penn State yearbook, and I am photographer intern with Voices of Central Pa.

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Chloe Elmer

2012 Graduate / Visual Journalism

Chloe Elmer graduated in Spring 2012 with a major in visual journalism and a minor in psychology. She was the photo editor and an active staff photographer for The Daily Collegian, Penn State’s independently-run student newspaper.
She traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012 for a class on international reporting. In the summer of 2010, she spent 10 weeks in London, where she interned at Archant, the largest independently-owned media company in the United Kingdom. These experiences helped her to gain valuable global professional experience and a more independent mindset.
Though she enjoys photographing any type of event, sports and spot news are two of her favorites. She is currently widening her skills through wedding and portrait photography

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Bradley Thomas

2012 Graduate / Visual Journalism

My name is Bradley Thomas.  I graduated May 5th, 2012 with a degree in visual journalism.  I plan on joining the Marine Corps.  I will continue photography and video as a hobby or a part-time job if an opportunity arises.

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Casey Kelley

Senior / Journalism - Visual Communications

I am currently a senior at Penn State majoring in journalism with an emphasis on visual communications. I am also taking a minor in sociology because I enjoy the science behind why people interact the way they do with each other in a society. I am also a huge sports fan, and would like to have a career in the sports communication field after graduation.

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Tyler Sizemore

Graduate / Art (Photography) B.A. and Visual Journalism

Tyler Sizemore is a senior at Penn State majoring in Art Photography and Visual Journalism. Tyler has gained valuable experience in photojournalism through his job as a senior photographer for The Daily Collegian. His favorite things to photograph are sports and music. He enjoys the journalistic aspect of photography and aims to tell a story in every photo. His experience with The Daily Collegian has put him on the sidelines to photograph Penn State football games; on the airport runway to photograph the President of the United States; on the dance floor to photograph THON, the largest student-run philanthropy event in the world; and numerous other places that have given him invaluable experience in the photojournalism industry. Tyler is also employed by Penn State University Health Services to photograph their facility and patients. He also works for Penn State Sports Properties, photographing advertising and vendors at Penn State football games. During the summer, Tyler keeps busy by freelancing for the Evening Sun, his local newspaper in Hanover, Pa. and photographing weddings. He hopes that the experiences he has gained during his time at Penn State will open the door for a career in photojournalism.

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Senior / Visual Journalism

I live in West Chester, Pa. and am senior majoring in Visual Journalism. I have a huge passion for photography and would love to work for a music magazine eventually. I enjoy photographing all subjects from nature to concerts.

CaitlinOlszewski's photo


Senior / Visual Journalism, English

I have been a curious person for as long as I can remember. Naturally, I found a knack for journalism early on and have recently applied my love for photography to further outlet my interest in humanity and the world around me.

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Senior / Visual Journalism

I am Shawn Lelko from State College Pennsylvania. I am a senior at Penn State University studying photojournalism. I will be graduating in May 2012. I hope to pursue a career in sport photography.