THON in photos: The Final Hours

Photo posted February 19, 2012 in

The final few hours of THON 2012 frozen in the photographs of photojournalism students from the College of Communications.

About the Contributors

Amanda August's photo

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.

Kelley King's photo

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.

Julianna O'Malley's photo

Julianna O'Malley

2012 Graduate / Double Major in Integrative Arts and Visual Journalism

Being passionate about the world, I am studying photography and design in hopes that I will be able to share my perspectives and creative eye with those around us. From creating fashion forward images in the studio to telling a photographic narrative about life, I hope to pursue a career where I use my creative interests, talents, and desire to travel to the best of my ability to make a difference.

Tyler Sizemore's photo

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.

Shawn Inglima's photo

Shawn Inglima

Graduate / Visual Journalism

Senior in Visual Journalism at Penn State University. Topic Editor/photographer at Onward, photographer at the Center of the Performing Arts, and entertainment photographer for the Student Programming Association (SPA) and The Lion fm.

JennKnauff's photo


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.