AGS to present Sallie Morton Guild Award

Sallie Morton had been instrumental in AGS National Guilds and was first female President
AGS to present Sallie Morton Guild Award

The American Gem Society (AGS) announced the Sallie Morton Guild Award, recognising individuals who have gone over and above in their service to the AGS Guilds each year. The Award will be presented on April 25th at the Society’s Annual Conclave in San Diego.

Sallie Morton, ECG, was highly instrumental in developing the AGS National Guilds, a system that is in place today with the AGS. She was the first female President in 1974 of the Society, and in 1982 became the first woman to receive the prestigious Robert M. Shipley Award.

“An award in Sallie’s name is very fitting,” said Ruth Batson, RJ, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. “Given her immense contribution to the AGS, what better way to recognize a member’s outstanding service to our Guilds than by giving them an award named after this legend.”

“For my entire professional career, I have heard stories about Sallie Morton,” said Laura Stanley, Chair of the Society’s International Guilds Committee. Stanley further added that “She has always been a role model, and I’m delighted this award honors her life and future legacy.”

The American Gem Society’s Conclave will be held from April 23 to 26, at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.

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