Notre Dame Award goes international

University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., presented both the 2018 and 2019 Notre Dame Awards within a span of eight months. In October, the 2018 award recognized the Colectivo Solecito de Veracruz, a group of mothers in Mexico’s gulf state of Veracruz, organized to search for their missing loved ones in the face of criminal violence and state inactivity. Father Jenkins traveled to Lviv, Ukraine, in June to honor Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak with the 2019 Notre Dame Award for his work for religious and academic freedom, and for his courageous and visionary leadership of the first Catholic university established in the territory of the former Soviet Union.