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Sidney Austin Outstanding Service Award

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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. 

The New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience (NEACEFE) presents awards for outstanding contributions to NEACEFE and to the advancement of the philosophy and practice of cooperative education and field experience programs. The nominees must have made a significant contribution to NEACEFE activities and functions.

Nomination Process:  Nominations must include a written statement of recommendation including the following categories:

1.       Contributions to Industry:  Describe the contributions the nominee has made to the industry they work in or organizations worked in (e.g. publications, workshop presenter, conference facilitator, etc.)

2.       Contributions to Experiential Education: Describe any contributions or initiatives to the advancement of cooperative education and field experience philosophy and practice (growing an internship program, creating a Co-Op, partnering with university or corporate sponsors).

3.       Leadership Roles:  Describe the leadership roles the nominee has held in any applicable professional associations, such as NEACEFE (or similar), that have a mission focused on experiential education. Leadership roles could be officer positions, board members, committee chairs, etc.

Nominations Deadline: September 20

Please email the nomination and all relevant supporting materials to Please indicate the name of the award nomination in the subject line. Please be sure to include both your information and the nominee's information in the submission. 



Mailing Address:

Kate Moore, NEACEFE Treasurer

c/o Global Career Center

50 Milk Street, 16th Floor Boston, MA - 02109

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