Takacs Award (Employer)

CEED Lou Takacs Award

This award honors Lou Takacs, a long-time employee of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, who was a co-op student at Northwestern University. At Dupont, Lou recruited and supervised co-op students for many years, overseeing the successes of many young people from various schools across the country.

Upon his retirement from Dupont, Lou joined the staff of the co-op office at the University of Kentucky where he worked until his death in 2003. Lou was a strong supporter of CEED, having served in many capacities, including Chairman and was a recipient of the Alvah K. Borman and Clement J. Freund Awards.

This award began as the Corporate Recognition Award in 2003 and officially was re-named the Lou Takacs Award by the CEED Board.

Award Guidelines

List of Past Winners


NOTE: The Lou Takacs Award will not be awarded in 2021. No nominations will be accepted at this time.


Julie Nguyen
Assistant Cooperative Education Coordinator
Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Northeastern University
503 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-373-6940

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