ANA welcomes summer interns

May 2, 2002 By ekr

ANA welcomes summer interns

Three interns have been selected to work and study at American Numismatic Association (ANA) headquarters this summer.

Michael Adkins of Burnsville, Minnesota, is a fan of ancient numismatics. He graduates in June from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a degree in classical studies.

“Numismatics . . . can shed light on history’s mysteries,” says Adkins, adding that his honors thesis focused on the evolution of the image of Herakles on Greek and Roman coinage. “I would like to continue my research on this and similar subjects during my internship.”

Kieran O’Conner of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is returning for his third year as an ANA intern. Salutatorian of the 2001 graduating class at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, he is completing his freshman year at Stanford University. O’Conner is particularly interested in helping people his age become involved in the hobby. His numismatic interests include ancient coins and colonial American issues.

Steven Roach of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. Having actively pursued numismatics for more than a decade, he has attended several ANA Summer Seminars and interned at Christie’s/Spink America in New York City; Heritage Rare Coin Galleries in Dallas, Texas; and Professional Coin Grading Service in Newport Beach, California.

“I am eager to supplement this with some academic, museum-based work,” Roach says. “Next year I plan on attending law school. My career goal is to be legal counsel for a major museum or provide legal services within the numismatic community.”

Adkins and Roach will work primarily in Museum Services with ANA Curator Lawrence J. Lee and Collections Manager Christopher Connell. O’Conner will spend half his internship in the Education Department assisting Education Director Gail Baker and the remainder at Bowers and Merena Galleries in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. All three young men will attend the ANA’s annual Summer Seminar, June 29-July 12, and 111th Anniversary Convention in New York City, July 31- August 4.

For additional information about the ANA’s Summer Intern Program, contact the Education Department.

Originally Release Date: May 2, 2002
ANA Contacts: Phone: 719-482-9872

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