Nana Boaten: University of Minnesota Crookston’s Presidents’ Student Leadership Award Recipient

Nana Boaten

Although he has been on our campus a brief time, Nana Boaten proved immediately that he wants to get involved.  Originally from Ghana, Nana is senator of International Relations for the Crookston Student Association, president of the Soccer Club, treasurer for the National Society of Leadership and Success, and secretary of Study Abroad Club.  Additionally, he is a member of SIFE, UMC Rotary Club, Students Today Leaders Forever, and the Residential Housing Jury Board for Student Conduct.  He also is a member of six campus committees.  When asked to represent his country, Nana steps up by giving presentations and cooking ethnic food for special events.  Obviously, he has impressed a lot of people with his talent and willingness to get involved.  His service is not restricted to the UMC community though.  He has delivered meals, coached a children’s CYSA (soccer) league, assisted on the Habitat House, served Thanksgiving meals at a local assisted living facility, hosted high school students overnight for the Multicultural Excellence Program, raised funds for the Salvation Army, helped organize “Winter Wonderland,” a holiday event for local children, and helped sandbag the city of Crookston.  Most impressive is his ever-present smile and enthusiasm!

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