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Kelly Foyle Honored with 2020 Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education

Tim Will on Monday, 20 July 2020.

Kelly Foyle - 2020 Pressley Award Winner

“My job is to help your children become saints.”

Several times over the past 12 years, Kelly Foyle has stood in front of Catholic school families and offered these words on Back-to-School Night. 

Kelly has made this declaration as an elementary teacher, a middle school teacher, a campus minister, and a school leader. She has stated it in a classroom at St. John Vianney School in Goodyear, Arizona; the cafeteria at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph School in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood; and in the gymnasium at St. Barnabas School on Chicago’s South Side. No matter where she serves or what her role happens to be, the goal remains the same: help kids become saints. 

ACE to hold virtual commencement ceremony

Theo Helm on Friday, 10 July 2020.

The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will hold its first virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday (July 11).

With large gatherings limited because of the threat of coronavirus, the ceremony will be streamed at 3 p.m. on ace.nd.edu/commencement. The ceremony will feature short remarks from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of Notre Dame.

ACE Advocates Virtual Summit: Called to Hope

on Monday, 29 June 2020.

Called to Hope

More than 140 ACE graduates and friends came together on June 20 to break out of the upper room to serve Catholic schools as we work together against the global pandemic and systematic racism. Join our ongoing conversation and listen to thoughtful reflections from Fr. Lou DelFra, CSCMatt DeBoerTony HarrisMichele Monk HuttonElias Moo, and Colleen Knight Santoni.

Two ACE Graduates Awarded 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholarships

Audrey Scott on Thursday, 11 June 2020.

Fulbright Scholarships ACE Teaching Fellows

Two graduating Teaching Fellows from the Alliance for Catholic Education have been awarded Fulbright grants. Alexis Larios and Meghan Santella will be English teaching assistants abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Working Toward a More Just Society

on Wednesday, 03 June 2020.

Working Toward a More Just Society

As people who believe that we are all made in the image and likeness of God, we affirm the inherent dignity of all human life, and we stand—as disciples of Christ—against any form of bias, discrimination, hatred, and violence. The discriminatory and violent killings of George Floyd and so many others serve as a grim reminder of the racism that has plagued our nation for centuries. This reminder functions simultaneously as a sobering reality check with respect to the depth and breadth of the challenges confronting educational institutions. And this reminder is especially important for Catholic schools and educators, given our charge to teach as Jesus did and to form students who will use their gifts to serve others and work toward a more just society.

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