THON in photos: Saturday Part 1
As THON continues into Saturday our photographers continue to document the moments and events that define the weekend.
About the Contributors
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.
2011 Graduate / Visual Journalism
Krista Myers is a senior visual journalism major and kinesiology minor whose goal is to utilize and improve her photography and videography skills.
She is a native of a small town called Dover in south central Pennsylvania. After spending time as a music business major and then print journalism major at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, she decided to come back home to study. She has worked as a section editor and writer for the student magazine FLY, and interned with the Transsylvania Mountain Bike Epic and Dover Township Parks and Recreation.
Her career goals include working as a music photographer, as a photographer and writer for a cycling magazine, editing and designing magazine content and creating multimedia content for online venues.
Senior / Visual Journalism and Integrative Arts
I am interested in doing still photography and multimedia for a newspaper or magazine. I am an associate creative director at Valley Magazine, where I create advertisements for local businesses to be published in the magazine.
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.
2012 Graduate / Journalism and Comparative Literature
Ricky Morales enjoys protesting, dancing, photographing, writing, playing music, philosophizing, reading, traveling, meeting people, advising individuals on student loans, speaking Spanish, eating, sleeping, creating, brainstorming, revising, editing, reporting, listening, organizing, envisioning, dreaming, believing, criticizing, connecting, Occupying, interviewing, standing…
He heads Spark, an alliance of progressive student organizations meant to promote activism at Penn State.
Junior / Visual Communications
I am a Junior at Penn State University and am hoping to work in the sports photojournalism industry when I graduate.
Senior / Visual Communications
I am a senior studying Photojournalism and English from Doylestown, PA. I would love to find some way to combine these interests, but the right idea hasn’t quite come along yet.
Graduate / Visual Journalism
Jill Knight is a graduate of the visual journalism program at Penn State’s University Park campus.
In the spring of 2012, Jill traveled to Rio de Janeiro with a team of students for a short-term international reporting project. Her multimedia piece from the trip won first place in a NPPA quarterly student clip contest and was published in various McClatchy news service publications.
In the fall of 2012, Jill was selected to be a member of the Online News Assocation student newsroom and was invited to attend the Eddie Adams workshop. Jill has worked as a freelance photographer for Polaris Images, The Centre Daily Times, The York Dispatch, The Fayetteville Observer and is a student contributor to Penn State’s CommMedia.
Jill’s photo story, A Navy Officer in Training, recently won 4th place in the Hearst Journalism Awards picture story category.
Jill was most recently a photo intern at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and will be interning with the Charlotte Observer in summer 2013.
Her work can be seen on her website: http://www.jillianknight.com
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.
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.