Dedication of the Marie Rudel Portner Germans from
Russia Room & the Announcement of the Marie Rudel Portner Endowment
for the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection
May 26, 2000
North Dakota State University Libraries, Fargo
|Presentation of the check with
gift of $1,117,710.50 to the North Dakota State University Foundation
for the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection. (l-r): Ashley
Ness, attorney, Las Vegas; John Q. Paulsen, President, NDSU
Development Foundation Board of Trustees, Fargo; Michael M.
Miller, NDSU Library, and Doug Reimer, trust officer, Las Vegas.
||Ross Rudel, artist and grandnephew
of Marie Rudel Portner, Los Angeles and native of Rapid City,
SD, created the photomural that is the centerpiece of the display
cases for the new Marie Rudel Portner Germans from Russia Room.
Display cases feature the life of Marie Portner and other Germans
from Russia displays.