Caleb Bryson

December 9, 2019

When Caleb Bryson ’19 wakes up in the morning, the first thing he does, without fail, is make his bed.
“It’s an intentional action to apply discipline at the very moment that will start my day,” he said. “When I get home from whatever kind of day I had and prepare to go to sleep, I get peace of mind from not having to sleep in the mess of yesterday.” He got this advice from a Navy SEAL at Texas A&M University.
Bryson, an exercise science major, has known he wanted to go into the military since he was about 12 years old. He also had the privilege of watching his father work in the medical field and developed a passion for it at a very young age. Now, his goal following graduation from UNCW is to attend the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to complete his medical degree. After that, it’s off to serve in the U.S. Navy as a doctor.
As a UNCW Honors College student, Bryson has been quite involved on campus. He said his role as president of the Lamba Chi Alpha fraternity provided him his most valuable leadership experiences. “I had a personal responsibility to lead the fraternity as best as I could because that’s what those members deserved,” Bryson said. He held this position from spring 2017 to fall 2018.
Bryson said that being president taught him empathy above all things. “People tend to respond better when they see you as a real person, not just a leader. People want to feel important and when you do that successfully, they will naturally make more leaders.”
Bryson was an orientation leader in summer 2017 where he met the UNCW staff member who motivates him the most. Christina Logan, Director of Transition Programs, taught him the importance of having an overarching life theme and intentionally choosing what your story will be.

"Understand that you are capable of manifesting your own reality. Everybody’s a visionary, so it's really a matter of what you are envisioning."

-- Brea Perry ’20