Senior Caleb Britt has compiled quite a track record of leadership during his time at Shorter University. He has served four years on the Student Government Association, including two years as president, one year as secretary/treasurer, and one year as a freshman senator. He has been a resident assistant for three years, served as academic chair for his fraternity Delta Sigma Phi, and been an orientation leader for two summers.
For Caleb, being involved on campus and having a leadership role in organizations wasn’t optional. “From high school, I’ve been involved in everything. By senior year, I was in ten different clubs and organizations. I am motivated by being around people and having a heart for people so when I got to college, it wasn’t ‘Am I going to get involved?’, but ‘Where?’”
A regular on Shorter’s dean’s list, the Communication Arts major with a concentration in Journalism has completed an internship at WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News, Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He’s already eyeing how he can be involved in his profession and in the community as he pursues a career in television news and – someday – as the host of his own talk show.
“I definitely want to still be a leader in the community, particularly working with minority youth and special needs individuals of all ages,” he said. Caleb volunteered for three years with Special Olympics and loves the enthusiasm and good-sportsmanship of the participants.
Shorter University donors have made a difference in Caleb’s life by funding the Alumni Leadership Scholarship, which he received for the 2016-2017 academic year. “Shorter University has made a major impact in my life by providing me with lifelong relationships, mentors, and various opportunities to develop my God-given talents. I have also been blessed to receive scholarships which enhanced my college experience.”
Caleb is the son of Mac and Trina Britt of Newnan, Ga. He is a 2013 graduate of Newnan High School and is also a participant in Shorter’s Honors Academy.