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.