Countdown to Commencement: Caleb Thomas

February 12, 2024

The next student to be featured in our “Countdown to Commencement” series is Caleb Thomas, a management student. Thomas was nominated by Tiffany Nicholas, assistant director of student engagement and leadership, and the Office of Admissions.

Known for his confidence and compassion, Thomas played a crucial role in the summer Orientation Team, showcasing a calm demeanor and exceptional leadership capabilities.

“Caleb was an integral part of the Orientation Team this past summer. His approach exuded confidence and maturity, qualities that are often rare among students. He consistently checked in with his Orientation leaders and peers, and handled conflict extremely well,” said Nicholas.

His contributions extend beyond his role as an Orientation leader. Thomas is a First-Generation Scholar, a Teddi Captain, a student ambassador, active throughout the School of Business, and served as an executive intern to President Rooney.

In the Office of Admissions’ nomination, the team wrote: “While Caleb may be a Peer Mentor, his mentorship to underclass students goes far beyond the classroom. He has worked incredibly hard in organizations such as Admissions and Teddi leading them to surpass their goals year after year. Caleb shows other students that your title or position in an organization does not define the level of a lasting impact one can create.”

As an aspiring entrepreneur, Thomas embodies a motivated, go-getter attitude, who is always ready to give back and help out his peers. The Admissions team also shared, “One thing we will remember about Caleb is his ability to inspire and motivate others. Whether through persuasion, encouragement, or leading by example, Caleb’s impact on others' attitudes and behaviors is something that will leave a lasting impression.”

For Thomas, Fisher has been an impactful experience.

“I love sharing about Fisher because of the impact it has had on me. It has changed my life completely. I have no clue where I would be without Fisher and it is something I hope to be around for the rest of my life,” said Thomas.