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Josemaria Balderas of Strathmore was one of 211 candidates honored in May during Benedictine College’s annual commencement exercises.
Held in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on the Atchinson, Kan., campus, the ceremony featured Helen Alvare, noted speaker on women and the family for the Vatican, delivering the commencement address.
Balderas earned a bachelor of arts degree in theology.
Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison. The school has been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.