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.

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List of Past Winners



The Lou Takacs Award will be awarded at the 2023 CIEC in Charleston, South Carolina.

Nominations are now open. There is an online submission process. This award requires submissions from 2 nominators for each nominee. If you selected a nominee, please identify an additional nominator who will complete the second nomination submission. Each nomination form must be completed and submitted online by Friday, November 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST.



Julie Nguyen, Ed.D.
Senior Associate Director of Career Education
Suffolk University
Center for Career Equity, Development, & Success
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-589-4582


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