Alumni Challenge Stories

The Alumni Challenge is focused on creating a visual representation of THON’s reach, as we continue to spread THON’s mission across the world. The challenge provides the unique opportunity to hear from Penn State alumni worldwide and their continued support and connection to THON.

Caroline Camp

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Chelsey Bunner

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David Denny

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Jennifer Romano

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Emily Laird

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Megan Marzella

Megan Marzella graduated from Penn State Lehigh Valley in 2016. She currently works at the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Megan was involved in THON all four years of her Penn State career. Sophomore year, Megan was the Event Coordinator at Lehigh Valley. Junior year, she was a Family Relations chair and overall chair. Senior year, she continued as a Family Relations chair and danced in THON.

Her favorite THON memory was being a dancer. Megan is inspired by Lainey Brown, her THON child Sean, her mother, and Vinny Caruso to support THON’s mission. Her passion for THON continues to inspire others daily.

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Kylee McGuigan

Kylee McGuigan, a 2020 Penn State graduate, is from South Jersey and currently resides in New York City. Her sophomore year, Kylee was on an R&R committee. During her junior year, she was on a DR committee. For her last THON as a senior, Kylee danced through a special interest organization.

Kylee’s two favorite THON memories were being a dancer and her first time on the floor. Kylee cherishes each moment she experienced at THON daily and will remember the incredible impact being a volunteer has had on her for the rest of her life.

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