Recipients recognized at Chicago World's Fair of Money Awards Banquet
The recipients of the 2014 Medal of
Merit, Glenn Smedley Memorial Award, Adna G. Wilde Jr. Memorial Award for
Excellence, Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture and
Exemplary Service Award will be formally recognized at the upcoming Chicago
World’s Fair of MoneySM, to be held at the Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, Aug. 5-9.
Michael Ray Fuljenz and C. Frederick
Schwan will be awarded the Medal of Merit, which is presented to honor
individuals who have dedicated numerous years of service to the association and
promotion of the hobby. Fuljenz has been honored for his years of support of
the ANA and his contributions and achievements in the field of numismatics.
Schwan has worked extensively in the field of military and emergency money.
The Glenn Smedley Memorial Award was
created in memory of Glenn B. Smedley to recognize individuals who have devoted
their efforts to the betterment of the American Numismatic Association. The
2014 honorees are: Halbert Carmichael, who served as a national publicity
chairman, exhibit chairman, exhibit judge, assistant chief judge and chair of
ANA Exhibits and Awards Committee; David Crenshaw, a longtime volunteer for ANA
member clubs and hobby organizations including the Georgia Numismatic Association;
Clark W. Fogg, a Summer Seminar instructor and numismatic photographer; Eric
Holcomb, an ANA district delegate, regional representative and editor of
MintMark; and Simcha L. Kuritzky, a member of several ANA committees as well as
a district and regional representative.
Richard Jozefiak will be awarded the
Adna G. Wilde Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence for his extensive work in
numismatics, including numerous educational articles and presentations as well
an instructor at the 2013 ANA Summer Seminar. The award is named in honor of
Lt. Col. (Ret.) and ANA Past President Adna G. Wilde Jr. and is awarded to an
ANA member who dedicates his or her time and resources to strengthen the hobby,
further the educational mission of the ANA and set an example for others to
The Numismatic Art Award for Excellence
in Medallic Sculpture will be awarded to Ron Dutton. This award honors an
artist whose cumulative lifetime achievements in the field of medallic
sculpture has been of the highest order.
Dorothy C. Baber will be awarded the
Exemplary Service Award for her countless hours volunteering for the hobby. The
award recognizes an individual or entity (club, corporation, firm or
association) who has performed services on behalf of the ANA that are “above and
beyond” the call.
Read more about the Medal of Merit, Adna G. Wilde Jr.
Memorial, Numismatic Art and Exemplary Service Awards in the August issue of The Numismatist. Look for more
information about the Glenn Smedley Memorial Award recipients in the September
The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered
nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and
collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the
public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of
education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications,
conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, July 28, 2014
CONTACT: Lauren Springli