Constitutional Fellow Who Promoted Life Is Training for Legal Profession

Alejandro Calderon comes to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, from Topeka, one hour to the west, but you see Spanish as well as English on his Facebook feed.

He and other students from Benedictine College knocked on over 40,000 doors this summer on 72 different Kansas towns to promote the Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment — and were recognized at Benedictine College’s celebration of the overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision.

“These young people are already transforming culture in America,” said President Stephen D. Minnis.

Calderon is a Constitutional Fellow and thanks Kevin Vance, the director of that program helped place him in an internship with U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner of Kansas.

He said being a Constitutional Fellow on campus has “helped enhance my experience in community, faith, and scholarship by giving me a way to focus my interest in public policy and law through the lens of the Catholic faith and ordered liberty.”

He added that, “I think being a part of the fellows has definitely made me a better citizen and student during my internship opportunities this summer and in the seminars offered through the program.”

The program has prepared him for his future in many ways, he said. “I have especially enjoyed getting to participate in the moot court program as well and I have been able to learn a lot about constitutional law and appellate court procedure, which has impacted my interest in the legal profession.”

Calderon recommends Benedictine College and the Center for Constitutional Liberty.

“I think what has most surprised me about Benedictine has been the amount of diversity of thought on campus,” Calderon said. “Many more people on campus don’t necessarily fit the campus stereotype than I think people realize. This has been something that has benefited me in my intellectual and personal growth during my time on campus.”

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Benedictine College

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is honored to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, the best private college in Kansas by The Wall Street Journal, and one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. Benedictine College is dedicated to transforming culture in America through its mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.