Theo Helm | July 12, 2019
Steve Camilleri, the executive director of the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, Indiana, and a member of the first class of ACE teachers, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) on Saturday (July 13).
“We are honored that Steve has accepted our invitation and will celebrate our ACE graduates with us,” said John J. Staud, executive director of ACE and the acting director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Educational Initiatives.
“Steve famously became our first ACE teacher 25 years ago when he was the first person to say yes to our newly formed mission to strengthen, sustain and transform Catholic education. Since then, he has been a tireless advocate for compassionate service to others. He is a pillar in the community, an inspiration and mentor for emerging leaders, and perhaps the most vocal supporter of ACE.”
Camilleri taught fifth- and sixth-grade religion and English at Holy Ghost Catholic Grade School in Hammond, Louisiana. After his time in ACE, Camilleri returned to Notre Dame and worked in development and special events and as ministries director at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. While pursuing a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the University, he launched the ND Vision program. In August 2004, Camilleri became the executive director of the Center for the Homeless.
ACE commencement exercises are set for 3:30 p.m. in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Notre Dame will bestow 132 graduate degrees upon a next generation of Catholic school teachers and leaders who completed periods of formation and service in two nationally recognized programs.
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