Disgraced graduate of St. Paul's School Owen Labrie can follow in the footsteps of Chuck Colson.
A lawyer in the disgraced Nixon Administration, Colson got religion in prison. He went on to become a respected thought leader and hands-on do-gooder. Tirelessly he worked on behalf of prisoners.
Like Colson, Labrie showed great interest in religion during his four years of study at St. Paul's. During his 1 year in jail, he has plenty of time to figure out how he can leverage this personal tragedy for the betterment of mankind.
Harvard had withdrawn its admission and scholarship to him. However, he can still devote himself to training as a minister. That doesn't even require a college degree. Or a lot of money. For example, Tamara Spiritual Center in Tucson, Arizona, conducts a program open to just about anyone who has a mission of healing. After ordination they can reach out into the world and do good. I had attended several of their healing services.
A fall from grace can become a solid platform for building an atypical career. This is America, the land of second, third, and fourth chances.