Society of Fellows – Nomination Form
In 2012, the IJA Society of Fellows was established to honor individuals who have made a significant impact on the jewelry industry in Iowa. Inductees recognized for their achievements, dedication and impact were:
Hjalmar “Hjally” Hellberg, Jr.
H. Victor Hellberg
Evelyn & Woody Wedel
Ed Bacon, Jr.
J. Milton Becker
George E. Robey
Rich & Nedra Perry
The President’s Award was also established to in 2012 and is considered the highest honor of distinction given out by IJA. The recipient is selected by the current President, with approval of the Executive Committee and can be an individual or company who has been both dedicated and has made outstanding contributions to both the Association and jewelry industry in Iowa. Past recipients are:
2013 – Hjalmar “Hjally” Hellberg, Jr.
2014 – Howard Wilshire
2015 – Nancy Fisher
2016 – Charles Kuba and Alan Yegge
2017 – Willie McGivern