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It only takes one

Purdue senior Caleb Waddell has experienced firsthand how one person can change the lives of others through the simple act of encouragement.

As a shy freshman, Caleb found a friend and mentor in his residence assistant (RA). This encouragement led him to become an RA for Hilltop Apartments.

“The greatest reward is when people who I thought were unaffected by me come to me months or even years later to say how something I did, which I thought was no big deal, really changed their lives for the better," he says.

With his major in Biology — Health and Disease, Caleb would eventually like to pursue a career in microbiology.

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