After a decade away, Caleb returns to complete KU degree

Caleb Correll. History and Political Science

Why did you choose your majors and minors?

I have, from a very early age, been interested in politics and history. I was a junior in high school when the September 11th Attacks took place, and after that, I was determined to pursue these interests as a career.

How do your majors and minors complement one another?

I intend to study modern American political history in my graduate studies. Studying political science gives me a better context of the important philosophical and theoretical concepts and structures that have guided political leaders in the past.

What is one class at KU everyone should take, and why?

“I recommend any class that gives a global perspective or explores a culture that you’re not familiar with. The world feels less big and scary and more understandable when you expand your horizons.”

What is one class at KU that everyone should take, and why?

My favorite KU memory is watching the basketball team beat K-State at Allen Field House in 2017. The crowd at the Phog is always more electric during the Sunflower Showdown.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I am a nontraditional student. I came back to KU in 2016 after a decade away. One of the best experiences I had in that time was running for State Representative in my hometown district in 2012. I won the primary election and lost the general election, but I learned a lot about myself, my community and the state of Kansas.