Awards & Nominations:

NEACEFE presents awards for outstanding contributions to our organization and the advancement of the philosophy and practice of cooperation education & experiential learning. 

Each year, a recipient is chosen in the categories of Student, Service and Employer.

Interested in nominating someone to win one of these awards?  Please read the information below, and click to begin. 

Kenneth Cedegren

Student Achievement Award

Named in honor of Dr. Cedegren, a charter member of NEACEFE, was on the Board of Directors, Editor, and Editor-in-Chief of the NEACEFE Newsletter for many years. 

Throughout his time on the NEACEFE Board, Ken was highly respected by friend and colleagues.  Ken was the Director of Cooperative Education and Career Placement at Roger Williams University.

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Sidney F. Austin

Outstanding Service Award

Named in honor of Mr. Austin, the "Founding Father" of NEACEFE.  In the Fall of 1976, Sid organized a group of Cooperative Education directors and employers in the New England area who were interested in the development and expansion of cooperative education and field experience.

As NEACEFE's first president, Sid's wise and principled leadership grew the organization to become the successful and dynamic organization it is today. 

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Herb Robinson

Outstanding Employer Award

Named in honor of Herbert Robinson, an active member of NEACEFE from its inception.  He served as President, Long-Time Chairman of the Membership, Awards, Constitution & By-Laws , Program, and Nominating Committees, as well as numerous sub-committees and served on the Board of Directors for a number of years. 

Herb has long championed the employer interests of NEACEFE by encouraging membership and programs of interest to employers.

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Marlene Amato

Lifetime Membership Award

Named after NEACEFE's long-serving Executive Secretary, Marlene Amato, this award is presented to members with 10+ years of membership and play significant roles within the organization. 

Marlene is still an active member on the board and is a wealth of information, history & knowledge.  Many of the board members would be lost without her!


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