The Student Organization Advisory Committee is pleased to present the following for achieving the February of the Month Awards for their outstanding leadership: Bijay Lama–Student Organization Leader of the Month; Habitat for Humanity–Student Organization of the Month; Jered Pigeon–Student Organization Advisor for the Month.

Bijay Lama, as president of the Nepali Student Association, has shown himself to be a confident and skilled leader. Upon organizing events for NSA, Bijay provides creative input and also desires feedback from its members. Bijay’s personality is always cheerful and sincere, and this has made him approachable. Bijay has an ability to encourage and influence people to participate in events and to also have fun while doing it. Even outside of the organization, Bijay is more than willing to provide advice and service to his fellow students and community. For his outstanding performance as a leader, Bijay Lama is deserving of the Student Organization Leader of the Month Award. Congratulations Bijay!

Also nominated for the Student Organization Leader of the Month Award: Subha Gyawali nominated by International Student Organization, Jessica Odegard nominated by Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association, Nadia Bikoi nominated by Umoja, and Jesse White nominated by Students Today Leaders Forever. Congratulations for being nominated!

Habitat for Humanity is constantly serving the Fargo-Moorhead community and the nation. Every year, Habitat for Humanity plans a service trip that aims to help low income families and broaden the scope of its members. These spring break trips center around providing a service and building relationships. Members gain a vast amount of knowledge and develop life-changing attitudes. Habitat for Humanity is also involved in the Fargo-Moorhead community, providing volunteers for building projects. Habitat for Humanity spreads service throughout our community that fulfills MSUM’s mission “to shape a changing the world.” Habitat for Humanity’s integrity has earned the recognition as the Student Organization of the Month. Congratulations Habitat for Humanity for all your hard work and dedication during this academic year! For more information about Habitat for Humanity, email the organization at habitat@mnstate.edu.

Also nominated for the Student Organization of the Month Award: Nepali Student Association. Congratulations for being nominated!

Jered Pigeon is committed to motivating and supporting the Umoja Student Association and other numerous student organizations. Pigeon’s inspiring conversations with students provide a tremendous foundation of support. Jered Pigeon is able to help bring ideas into realization and create an end result that allows members to educate the campus community. Pigeon is a great mentor to students and student organizations. Jered Pigeon’s encouragement has allowed individuals to grow and reach their true potential. These qualities that Jered Pigeon possesses are the reasons why he has been honored with the Student Organization Advisor of the Month Award. Congratulations!

Also nominated for the Student Organization Advisor of the Month Award: Ellen Brisch nominated by Students Today Leaders Forever and Janet Hohenstein nominated by International Student Association. 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, March 26, 2010.