2021 Student Leadership Awards Winners

The 2021  Student Leadership Awards were held on Tuesday, April 27. This year there were an awesome number of nominations. We recognize and celebrate each nominee for their contributions to MSUM and to their fellow dragons. We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 award recipients. Here are the nominees and winners in each category:

Student Organization Involvement Awards

This category of awards is to recognize involvement within a recognized student organization at MSUM.

Organization Advisor of the Year
Matt Melchior
Annie Wood
Professor TJ Hansen – Winner

 Organization Officer of the Year
McKenna Anderson
Hannah Stelter
Alicia Nelson
Haylee Kaul
Grace Ventrone
Peter Nelson
Autumn Schaeffer
Kali Berlinger – Winner
Jean Renslow
Bahati Numbi
Brian Sterriker

Organization Member of the Year
Steven  Ranweiler – Winner

Up-and-coming Organization of the Year
Economic Society
Speech & Debate team – Winner

Club Sport of the Year
MSUM club volleyball – Winner

Community Engagement Organization Award
Delta Zeta – Winner

Organization of the Year
Student Senate – Winner
Delta Zeta
Dragon Entertainment Group
Gamma Phi Beta
Economic Society

Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Organization of the Year
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Dragons Stand Together
Safe Zone Peer Educators – Winner

Individual Student Engagement Awards

This category of awards is to recognize individual student engagement. This may include, but not limited to, student organization involvement, student employment, athletics, art, music, activism, community service, community involvement, and other engagement activities.

Outstanding New Leader Award
Grace Geihl
Maxibillion Thompson
Xavier Mitchell – Winner
Jaime Kevin Morales-Hernandez
Holly Stedman
Collin Bueltel 

Leadership Legacy Award
Spencer Van Beck
Matthew Luster
Marin Ehrmantraut
Kiana Thomas
Nadir Yusuf – Winner
Van Fritch-Gallatin
Sean Rice

Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Individual Award
Djene Kaba
Naomi Beske
Gael Shama
Glory Ames – Winner
Edmund Buscho

Grit Award
Jess Mueller
Breck Stutz
Rebecca Rage
David Nibbe
Gael Shama – Winner
Madisen Anderson 

Humility Award
Hunter Campbell
Maret Otterson
Emily King
Sara Danielson – Winner

Heart Award
Sean Rice
Kiana Thomas
Courtney Strobel
Hunter Campbell
Bradon Schlaefer
Macy Mack
Collin Bueltell – Winner
Canyon Schwartz
Kory Oliver Powell

Programming and Events Awards

This category of awards is to recognize student-led programs and events.

Outstanding Campus Program/Event Award
Thomas x – Dragon Entertainment – Winner
PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)
Economic Society
Battle of the Bands – Dragon Entertainment

Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients!