Flashback: THON from 2006

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This month we thought we’d take a look back at previous chapter events from 2006 to see how they did with THON. This is what fraternity is all about: social interaction and giving back to the community.

This past spring, Nu chapter had a successful semester in more ways than one. The chapter was very active with community service events, the main one was being part of Penn State’s Dance Marathon (THON). Our chapter raised approximately $5,500 thanks to the donations from family, friends, and our alumni! All of our four dancers (Melissa Tomcavage, William Lappin, Deanna Palavra, and Jacob Kaylor) completed the 48-hour marathon. This was the last year it’s being held at Rec Hall.

For another community service activity, Alpha Chi Sigma started a team for the Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Also, we continued the annual tradition of helping Girl Scouts earn their merit badges. We designed five different projects around science, ranging from the sciences of sound and fingerprinting, and finishing with a chemistry magic show.

We initiated nine new members to the fraternity: the Omicron class. We already have started our fall pledging process and have 11 new pledges. The rush process was successful, using new and old methods like flyers and open houses.

THON planning for 2007 has started, with 14 members of the fraternity participating. We still are participating in the Girl Scout merit badges this year, along with the Special Olympics. And, this December we are trying to work with the Chemistry department to provide a Christmas party for them. All in all, it looks to be a full year.