Ronald Ditchek ’23: A Student Game Changer

Music education senior Ronald Ditchek ’23 is among seven students featured in Syracuse University’s “This Is Orange: Student Game Changers” feature video, explaining his role in OttoTHON, the University’s largest student-led philanthropy.

The game-changing students discuss their academic pursuits, networking, and professional opportunities; study abroad experiences; and participation in clubs and organizations. They also share their pride in Being Orange and reflect on finding a lasting sense of community at Syracuse University.

Best known for its spring dance marathon fundraiser, OttoTHON’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support for the children and families who receive care at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Explains Ditchek in a feature story, “OttoTHON gave me the opportunity to raise awareness of pediatric illness, in which I am passionate about fighting for the futures of kids who are affected by pediatric illness. Additionally, OttoTHON provided me the opportunity to emulate the same positive impact that my family members who are in the medical field have on others.