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AGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Alice Keller, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus, Gems & Gemology

January 2013, AGA President Donna Hawrelko announced, "The Accredited Gemologists Association is particularly pleased to honor Ms. Keller. Her significant contributions that have not only benefited but also enriched the international gemological community." AGA Board of Governors' member Stuart Robertson noted of Alice Keller, "Ms. Keller's contributions cannot be overstated. During her time as editor in chief the gemological community witnessed in G&G, an already good product, transform into a peer-reviewed, scientific, premier gemological journal. During her career Alice teamed up with the leading researchers from around the globe to publish the most important collection of gemological research of our time."

Alice Keller, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, has directed Gems & Gemology since 1981 and served as editor-in-chief from 2002 to 2011. Under her leadership, G&G became a full-color, peer-reviewed professional journal. She has spoken at gem conferences internationally and served as co-chair of GIA's 1999 and 2006 International Gemological Symposiums. In 1998, she received the Women's Jewelry Association's Award of Excellence and the American Gem Trade Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003, GIA awarded Keller its highest honor, the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement. She holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's from Georgetown University.

This marks the first time in the association's history that this award has been presented.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at AGA's Gala Dinner Dance at the conclusion of its Tucson Conference, Wednesday, February 5, 2013.

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