GIA Honors and Appointments

Former Gemological Institute of America (GIA) president Glenn R. Nord recently received GIA's highest individual honor—the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement. GIA president William E. Boyajian presented Nord with the award during a ceremony at the Institute's world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. This was only the seventh time in GIA's history that the special tribute had been awarded. Ed Balian, Ph.D., has been named dean of business for GIA. In addition to this position, he will be the instructor for two of GIA's three Graduate Retail Management (GRM) program courses. Donn M. Silberman has been appointed director of GIA GEM Instruments. Silberman will lead GEM Instruments in its continued development of gemological instruments for use by both GIA and the gem and jewelry industries. GIA has named alumnus Robert E. Barron of Temple, Ga., as the Institute's

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