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Established in 1993-94 to honor outstanding university and employer co-op practitioners of the Tennessee Cooperative Education Association (TCEA), the award now honors one for outstanding leadership and service to the profession and to TACE. Nominees should have shown dedication to all areas of Cooperative Education and is a credit to self, the college or business, the community, and the state.
Established in 1990 to honor outstanding members of the Tennessee College Placement Association (TCPA) for exceptional service, this award is now made to honor one for outstanding leadership, loyalty, and dedication to their profession and to TACE.
Howard Lumsden was the Director of Career Planning and Placement at the University of Tennessee for 31 years. Noted as one of the few nationally recognized leaders in the field of Career Services, he was active in professional organizations serving as officer to many. Twenty years after his retirement and ten years after his death, one still hears UT alumni and old-time recruiters who remember his helpful nature and delightful personality.
Established in 2006 to recognize new members to TACE. Recipients of this award have been a member of TACE for less than five (5) years and have demonstrated a significant contribution to career planning, recruiting, and/or TACE. Contributions must show innovation, reflect foresight, and display leadership qualities.
This award may be presented to individuals no longer eligible for active membership due to retirement, resignation, or change of assignment. To be considered for this award one should have been a charter member or a member for the previous five years. Approval for the award is made by the Board of Directors.