Congratulations to Our CEO, Ron Gold, on his Honorary Doctorate

By Betsy Gold, Co-Founder, LeanOnWe

Ron Gold, who founded LeanOnWe in 2015 after a tragic bicycling accident left him permanently paralyzed, became a Doctor of Humane Letters at Monmouth College's 2019 commencement.

Ron was introduced to the graduates, faculty, and family members by President Dr. Clarence R. Wyatt, who told the audience that Ron has "exemplified in work and life, the power of learning to affect positive change" and that his "story of triumph seized from trial" is inspiring.

President Wyatt and Board of Trustees Chair Mark Kopinksi conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters for "outstanding achievements and an exemplary career."

In addressing the graduates, Ron referenced Mike Tyson's famous adage about having a plan -- until you get punched in the mouth -- and how Ron moved forward after his life plan was dramatically altered after his accident.

We invite you to watch Ron's Commencement Address below or at this website link: watch Ron's Commencement Address on Youtube.

Many congratulations, Ron!

About The Author

Betsy is a LeanOnWe co-founder and leads the Care Advisor Team that provides day-to-day support for their clients. Before LeanOnWe, Betsy was an award-winning journalist and business editor.

Comments (6)

Trish Colucci B... says:
RON -- WOW! Congratulations on the honorary Doctorate -- loved your speech. Very inspiring! Hope you are doing well -- Best, Trish :)
Ron Gold says:
Thanks Trish, I appreciate your kind words. Best wishes!
Michael Swidler says:
Ron and Betsy: Thanks for forwarding this. It was so heartfelt and so inspiring (even though I dislike Will Smith). I hope that the students and the other friends and family who were there -- and that I as well -- recall your words in times of adversity. Julie sends her regards. Regards from afar, Michael Swidler
Alicia G Simpson says:
Congratulations Ron! Very cool!
Mr. Gold, Thanks for inspiring the next generation of graduates with your life lessons. Working with LeanOnWe helps our clients work towards handling what life throws at them. Congratulations of the Honorary Doctorate, Connie Deutmeyer RN MSN
Alice Hauptman says:
Hi Ron, Being a Homecare/Hospice nurse, I am often asked by patient families, who I would recommend for private hiring. I am so glad that I clicked on LinkedIn to add my brother to my list of contacts. In perusing the list, I came across your name. I am sorry you lost the use of your legs and happy that it inspired you to create LeanOnWe. What a wonderful service you provide. I will be giving your information to those who need it most. Blessings to you and your family and to the service you provide, Alice H.

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