Bill Schmitt | July 2, 2014
After a 30,000-mile, seven-month string of visits to Catholic schools around the country, the University’s ACE Bus returned to campus Monday, June 9, and drove up to the Main Building for an event presenting awards to two champions of local public schools.
Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., who founded the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) 20 years ago, bounded from the bus, greeted by more than 200 current ACE teachers and members of the campus community while the Notre Dame Victory March rang out across the quad.
As part of the homecoming celebration, Father Scully presented Notre Dame Champion for Education Awards to Maritza Robles, retired director of the bilingual services department of the South Bend Community School Corp., and Jay Caponigro, a member of the campus administration who also serves as vice president of the board of the SBCSC. Robles continues to serve on that panel as an at-large member, as well.