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.

– List of Past Winners (Adobe PDF file)

The Lou Takacs Award will be awarded at the 2024 CIEC in Garden Grove, CA.

Nominations are now open. There is a new 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 3 at 5:00 pm EST.

For questions or more information contact:

Monique Elmore
Awards Chair
Sr. Associate Director Cooperative Education
Mechanical Engineering
Clemson University
Phone: 864-656-3150
Email: moniqug@clemson.edu