by Lauren Medico

Communications (COMM)

Individuals who can relay essential information to many diverse groups at once may want to consider joining the Communications Committee. Communications serves as the liaison to all THON Volunteers and focuses on educating and empowering the Penn State community to find their place within the community. 

The Communications Committee is responsible for working with THON Organizations, educating THON Volunteers, improving our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, and lastly, growing THON’s volunteer base. During THON Weekend, the Committee staffs information booths and serve a resource for any questions from patrons and volunteers alike.  

THON 2021

Having already worked on R&R and Family Relations, 2022 will be Andrew Jacunski’s first year on Communications, and he is excited to bring his own unique experience and skillset to the team.  

Andrew Jacunski at 100 Days ‘Til THON 2021

“I have a great passion for THON and that comes from my deep-rooted personal connection to Four Diamonds and the fight against childhood cancer. Serving as a Family Relations Captain I got to interact with numerous families that went through exactly what my family did. Now, serving in the position of Outreach Coordinator on Communications, I am able to bring my passion and knowledge of THON to all those I interact with and get more THON Volunteers engaged and excited about THON. COMM is all about education and being able to use my own experiences to help educate more THON Volunteers is amazing.” 

Andrew’s favorite memory was the summer Welcome Week Field Day this past summer, the first in-person recruitment event since THON 2020. “It was an amazing opportunity to connect with first-year students and show them that THON is one community on campus, and we are dedicated to our one mission.”