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Left to right: Harry Hoffman, sociology; Carrie Evans, inductee; Lori Willoughby, business information technology; Lisa Feldner, inductee; Linda Olson, art; Rosanne Olson, inductee; Delane Kritsky, inductee; and Chris Keller, biology.
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MSU Academic Hall of Fame honors 'the best in their academic domains'

The MSU Faculty Senate recently chose four individuals from faculty and community nominations to represent a range of outstanding career achievements by MSU alumni. They include: Rosanne Olson, photographer, art; Delane Kritskey, internationally recognized fish parasitologist, biology; Lisa Feldner, chief information officer for the State of North Dakota, business information technology; and Carrie Forshner Evans, administrative hearing officer for the U.S Department of Housing Department, sociology. The inaugural AHF inductees were honored at a banquet.

"These Academic Hall of Fame inductees represent the best in their academic domains," said Deb Jensen, AHF Committee chair. "They have touched lives across the state, nationally and internationally during their careers."

Rosanne Olson
Rosanne Olson
Delane Kritskey
Delane Kritskey
Lisa Feldner
Lisa Feldner
Carrie Forshner Evans
Carrie Forshner Evans

Olson has owned Rosanne Olson Photography in Seattle for 25 years. Numerous advertising campaigns and publications have featured her work. Her book, "This is Who I Am," celebrates women and their stories. She recently completed a video of still images of the flood aftermath in Minot, www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPUqrqsfGNY.

Kritskey has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles on fish parasitology and presented papers at national and international scientific conferences. He worked on major National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation grants. He also shared his expertise with students across six decades before he retired from Idaho State University, Pocatello.

Feldner holds North Dakota’s highest public-sector information technology position. She oversees IT in state and local government, K-12 and higher education, a staff of over 300 and the state IT budget. Nationally, she is a member of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and serves on its Executive Steering Committee and health care working group.

Evans possesses expertise is in sociology, criminal justice and law. She has done outstanding service in aboriginal rights, student legal services, women’s services, equal rights and housing equity. Among her accomplishments are work with the Louisiana Coalition against Domestic Violence in Baton Rouge, La., and the Human Rights Campaign, as state legislative director in Washington, D.C.

Full biographies may be viewed on the AHF webpage, www.minotstateu.edu/ahof.

The 2010-2011 Academic Hall of Fame Committee members were Jensen, associate professor of education, Mike Duffy, professor of business administration, and Ernst Pjining, professor of history.