The annual Bud Ahearn Leadership Award is named in honor of the late Joseph "Bud" Ahearn, distinguished Notre Dame Alumnus and supporter of the CCI Internship Program. Awardees exemplify Bud's principles of leadership, selflessness and service to others, and commitment to fostering meaningful relationships. This years awardees are Serra Marquez and Connor Martin.
Serra Marquez is sophomore at the University of Notre Dame studying Civil Engineering. She was part of the 2022 CCI Internship program and worked on the Downtown Vibrancy team for the city of Elkhart.
Connor Martin is a Senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Chemical Engineering. He was part to the 2022 CCI Internship program embedded with the City of South Bend.