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Daniel Hodge: Building Respect, Rugby Style

on Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

By: Darby Evans, ACE Communications

Daniel Hodge ACE 24 Santa Ana

To an outsider, rugby may come off as a hostile sport. Even those who have not seen a game can imagine the intensity of a sport that uses terms such as “charge-down,” “crusher tackle,” and “blood bin.” And while a match might induce some scrapes and bruises, for Daniel Hodge, the former captain of Gonzaga University Men’s Rugby Club, the spirit of rugby is one of hospitality, generosity, and seeing past opponents’ differences. In fact, the kindness present in the rugby community is something Daniel, ACE 24, hopes to foster in his classroom next year.

ACE Honors Three Graduates with Pressley Awards

Theo Helm on Monday, 17 July 2017.

As part of an annual tradition recognizing the outstanding work of its graduates and supporters, the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) honored three members of the Catholic education community who have set themselves apart with their commitment to their fields of expertise.

Ernest Morrell Combines Faith, Love of Teaching in New Role at Notre Dame

Theo Helm on Thursday, 13 July 2017.

Ernest Morrell Director of Center for Literacy Education

When Ernest Morrell graduated from college, he had a chance to pursue a fully-funded graduate fellowship at the Harvard Business School or a lucrative career in finance with Bank of America. 

Matt Vereecke: Facilitating Close Connections

on Thursday, 13 July 2017.

By: Lauren Kloser

Matt Vereecke, Superintendent Diocese of Dallas

Matt Vereecke, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Dallas, knew that when he moved from schoolteacher to superintendent, he would be giving up the daily personal interactions with his students. 

Shavar Jeffries Speaks at ACE Commencement

Theo Helm on Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

Shavar Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and a leading advocate for expanding public and accountable school-choice opportunities for underserved families, served as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) on Saturday, July 15.

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