The Student Organization Advisory Committee is pleased to present the following for achieving the November of the Month Awards for their outstanding leadership at Minnesota State University Moorhead: Ryu Takagi – Student Organization Leader of the Month; Students Today Leaders Forever – Student Organization of the Month’ Becky Boyle Jones – Student Organization Advisor for the Month.

November Student Organization Leader of the Month – Ryu Takagi

Ryu Takagi is passionate in creating quality events and experiences for members of Japan Club. As president of Japan Club, Ryu brings new ideas to each meeting for members to organize events that have campus-wide and community participation. In Ryu’s dedication to the Japanese culture, he has organized numerous events already this year. Ryu organized an elementary school visit to teach children origami and tell Japanese stories. Ryu also launched three separate campaigns of a campus-wide clean-up. The focus of these events has been for the betterment of the participant and the campus at large. For his outstanding performance as a leader, Ryu Takagi is deserving of the November Student Organization Leader of the Month Award. Congratulations Ryu!  

Also nominated for the Student Organization Leader of the Month Award for November include: Samantha Ankrum nominated for participation in Dragon Entertainment Group, Chelsey Branham nominated by Student Council for Exceptional Children, Adam Hansen nominated by Students Today Leaders Forever, Sarah Werner nominated by Collegians for Life. Congratulations for being nominated!

November Student Organization of the Month – Students Today Leaders Forever

Students Today Leaders Forever are intensely working to bring awareness of breast cancer to the MSUM campus. STLF decided to contribute to a community wide event “Bras on Broadway.” Raising donations for cancer patients, STLF created breast cancer awareness buttons and have sold hundreds. STLF also organized a joint effort with Residence Hall Association to involve MSUM dorm residents. Coordinating a competition between dorm floors, STLF was able to donate bras and money to “Bras on Broadway.” For its efforts and compassion, Students Today Leaders Forever deserves the recognition of November Student Organization of the Month. Congratulations.

Congratulations Students Today Leaders Forever for all your hard work and dedication during this academic year! For more information about Students Today Leaders Forever, email the organization at

November Student Organization Advisor of the Month – Becky Boyle Jones

Becky Boyle Jones is an advisor and committee member of numerous organizations on the MSUM campus, making her a very busy person. Becky allows her students and organization members to think on their own, thus improving their critical thinking abilities. Through her hectic schedule, students know that if they are in need of one-on-one time, Becky is always willing to sit down and talk. Even though Becky is involved with several organizations on campus, she attends and volunteers at many events. These qualities that Becky Boyle Jones possesses are the reasons why she has been honored with the November Student Organization Advisor of the Month Award. Congratulations!

The Office of Student Activities is now accepting nominations for Student Organization of the Month, Student Organization Leader of the Month, and Student Organization Advisor of the Month. Just go to to nominate. Show your appreciation for their work and commitment!

All nominations due Noon, Tuesday, November 24.