The Student Organization Advisory Committee is pleased to present the following for achieving the December/January of the Month Awards for their outstanding leadership at Minnesota State University Moorhead:  Antony Anderson – Student Organization Leader of the Month; Dragon Society of Social Work – Student Organization of the Month; Gary Edvenson – Student Organization Advisor for the Month.

Antony Anderson, as president of Photo Guild, is credited with building up moral amongst members of the student organization. In order to create an increase in member participation with the MSUM campus, Antony organized a significant fundraising activity for Photo Guild. Antony coordinated the structure and the scheduling of the Photo Guild Portrait Sale. During this event, Antony was there each day from the set up until the take down each night. Antony was also able to assist members of Photo Guild on how to photograph portraits for customers and took on the role of customer service representative. Throughout his leadership, Antony has produced an environment for Photo Guild members to give their input into the organization. For his outstanding performance as a leader, Antony
Anderson is deserving of the December/January Student Organization Leader of the Month Award. Congratulations Antony!

Also nominated for the Student Organization Leader of the Month Award for December/January include: Bijay Lama nominated by Nepali Student Association, Chelsey Branham nominated by Student Council for Exceptional Children, Rachel Braaten nominated by Gamma Phi Beta, Nacia Muehlenkamp nominated by Gamma Phi Beta. Congratulations for being nominated!

December/January Student Organization of the Month – Dragon Society of Social Work

Dragon Society of Social Work has stepped up its game this year. From organizing community outreach events to collaborating with fellow student organizations on campus, Dragon SOS has been involved with ten events in one semester! In the community, Dragon SOS has provided aid to Project Homeless Connect, the Dorothy Day Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, and has coordinated a Salvation Army Red Kettle to ring its bells on the MSUM campus. Dragon SOS showed MSUM school pride by partaking in this year’s homecoming parade. For its efforts and compassion, Dragon Society of Social Work deserves the recognition of December/January Student Organization of the Month. Congratulations.

Congratulations Dragon Society of Social Work for all your hard work and dedication during this academic year! For more information about Dragon Society of Social Work, email the organization at veroyeda@mnstate.edu.

Also nominated for the Student Organization of the Month Award for December/January include: Nemzek Noize, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and Nepali Student Association. Congratulations for being nominated!

December/January Student Organization Advisor of the Month – Gary Edvenson

Gary Edvenson has shown to be a dedicated advisor to the Nepali Student Association. Edvenson is always willing to participate and guide NSA. Edvenson has provided loyalty and dedication to the organization and its members. Members of NSA appreciate Edvenson for his flexibility and readiness to support the organization in all of its activities. Even though Edvenson’s culture is different from those of the Nepali Student Association, Edvenson never hesitates
to share in their culture and aid in any way possible. These qualities that Gary Edvenson possesses are the reasons why he has been honored with the December/January Student Organization Advisor of the Month Award. Congratulations!

Also nominated for the Student Organization Advisor of the Month Award for December/January include: Daniel Sandberg nominated by Snarr Hall Council, and Kelly Hockett nominated by Gamma Phi Beta. Congratulations for being nominated!

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 www.mnstate.edu/osa to nominate. Show your appreciation for their work and commitment!

All nominations due 4:30pm, Friday, January 22, 2010.