EMS students reflect on THON journey and leadership behind the scenes

Friends and EMS THON members pose with one of the Four Diamonds families at the THON Family Carnival held at the IM Building.

When five students met at a first-year student orientation, they did not know their friendships would build through college and positively impact the community. Dan Cooley, Cole Ensminger, Steven Langballe, Peter Scalia and Shannon Stellato began their journey as members of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Student Council Benefiting THON (EMS THON) and emerged as leaders to support fundraising to fight cancer.