Posted by Suzanne Rook

Thanks Ron!

Ron Dweik, an enrollment advisor at South Central College, gave his classification speech.
Ron began his address by discussing his unique heritage. He was born in Jerusalem, but grew up in upstate New York, near Syracuse. Though his mother is Jewish, he has many family members on his father’s side who live in a refugee camp in Palestine.
He has traveled extensively and spent a year in Amman, Jordan, learning Arabic. “it opened my eyes to see the world is so much bigger,” he said of traveling outside the U.S.  He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo and spent time in Belize working on service project.
He has spent much of his life volunteering in the communities in which he lived. While living in Virginia, he volunteered with the local Big Brothers Big Sisters and since moving to southern Minnesota, he has been involved with the Community Action Center Faribault.
Ron has two unique hobbies: he’s working on getting his pilot’s license and while studying abroad became interested in falconry.