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Welcome the Class of 2015

This year 25 outstanding students have been named Caldwell Fellows. The freshmen were selected after applying on the online application system and progressing to finalist interview day.

April Boggs
Kyle Burns
Tyler Ellington
Kairsten Fay
Sarah Finegan
Angelica Gonzalez
Kimani Hall
Jillian Hendryx
Alexander Huynh
Micah Khater
Reginald Lerebours
Neel Mandavilli
Amanda Marshall

 


April Boggs

April Boggs is from Sanford, NC and attended Southern Lee High School. April is majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Science and likes to hunt, shoot, fish and ride horses. She is a member of many organizations on and off-campus.

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Kyle Burns

Kyle Burns is from Hendersonville, NC. Kyle is majoring in Political Science with a Public Policy Concentration and plays violin and guitar. He enjoys long distance backpacking and is an outdoor enthusiast.

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Tyler Ellington

Tyler Ellington is from Cary, NC and attended Green Hope High School. Tyler is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and plays guitar. He is on the Cru music team and loves sports, reading, travel, and tutoring (especially math).

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Kairsten Fay

Kairsten Fay is from Matthews, NC. Kairsten is majoring in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. She sings and plays ukulele and likes painting and being outside. She is going to Nicaragua for a sustainable water project over spring break.

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Sarah Finegan

Sarah “Kate” Finegan is from Huntersville, NC and attended North Mecklenburg High School. Kate is majoring in Human Biology and plays softball for the NCSU club team. She loves community service and especially enjoys working with children.

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Angelica Gonzalez

Angelica Gonzalez is from Raleigh and attended Leesville Road High School. Angelica is majoring in Architecture. She was born in Puerto Rico but raised in Raleigh. She is a youth counselor for YMCA and enjoys sewing and painting. Angelica has a passion for outdoor sports, exploration and youth development.

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Kimani Hall

Kimani Hall is from Charlotte, NC. Kimani is majoring in Industrial Design and now lives in Durham. He is a fan of soccer, enjoys fashion design, and plans to get a Masters in Industrial Design or Psychology.

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Jillian Hendryx

Jillian Hendryx is from Stedman, NC and attended Cape Fear High School. Jillian is majoring in Biological Sciences with a Human Biology Concentration and enjoys cooking. She wants to study emergency medicine.

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Alexander Huynh

Alexander Huynh is from Charlotte, NC and attended CATO Middle College High School. Alex is majoring in Biomedical Engineering and loves wrestling, soccer and tennis. He was captain of the wrestling team in high school.

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Micah Khater

Micah Khater is from Raleigh, NC and attended Raleigh Charter High School. Micah is majoring in History and French. She played soccer and was involved in Amnesty International in high school. Micah is interested in Irish Studies and Constitutional Law.

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Reginald Lerebours

Reginald “Gino” Lerebours is from Cary, NC and attended the NC School of Science & Math. Gino is majoring in Statistics and was a high school all-state varsity soccer player. He was Vice-President of the Cary Family Y Leader’s Club. Gino enjoys good music and good movies.

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Neel Mandavilli

Neel Mandavilli is from Cary, NC and attended Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. Neel is majoring in Business Administration. He enjoys living adventurously and loves meaningful conversation.

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Amanda Marshall

Amanda Marshall is from Cary, NC and attended Athens Drive High School. Amanda is majoring in Fashion and Textile Design and loves reading, playing tennis, and anything creative.

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Catherine McVey

Catherine McVey is from Graham, NC and attended the NC School of Science & Math. Catie is majoring in Animal Science and loves competitive and therapeutic horseback riding. She is interested in doing research in the field of animal behavior.

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John Mitchell

John Mitchell is from Goldsboro, NC and attended the NC School of Science & Math. John is majoring in Computer Science and is an Assistant Music Director at the NCSU radio station, WKNC.

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Joseph Moo-Young

Joseph Moo-Young is from Matthews, NC and attended the NC School of Science & Math. Joseph is majoring in Chemical Engineering and Textile Engineering and volunteers at Kids Cafe. He participates in the Student Senate and plays concert bass and piano. Joseph is interested in improving public education.

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Ryan O’Donnell

Ryan O’Donnell is from Raleigh, NC and attended the NC School of Science & Math. Ryan is majoring in Business Administration and International Studies and is an eagle scout. He loves TED Talks, public speaking, swimming, and driving muscle cars.

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Alexander Parker

Alexander Parker is from Raleigh, NC and attended Needham Broughton High School. Alex is majoring in Spanish Education and International Studies and loves to play tennis and travel.

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Diana Reese

Diana Reese is from Atlanta, GA. Diana is majoring in Paper Science and Engineering and Textile Engineering. She speaks 5 languages, and is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. She volunteers as a language tutor and has a passion for bringing clean water projects to developing countries.

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Shreye Saxena

Shreye Saxena is from Cary, NC and attended Green Hope High School. Shreye is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and is interested in Business and Design. He is already highly involved in many organizations at NCSU.

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Jaclyn Smith

Jaclyn Smith is from Raleigh, NC and attended Millbrook High School. Jaclyn is majoring in Polymer & Color Chemistry and Human Biology. She loves animals and works at NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Kaitlyn Sutton

Kaitlyn Sutton is from Franklin, NC and attended Franklin High School. Kaitlyn is majoring in Biology and loves animals. She played three sports in high school, was involved in FCA, student council and yearbook.

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Elizabeth Tarney

Elizabeth “Elf” Tarney is from Charlotte, NC and attended East Mecklenburg High School. Elf is majoring in Zoology. She is a writer and a fencer and works with a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities in NC.

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Jacob Thompson

Jacob Thompson is from Oxford, NC and attended Kerr-Vance Academy. Jake is majoring in Plant Biology and English. He is a camp counselor and teaches horseback riding at a horse camp.

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Travis Tippens

Travis Tippens is from Cary, NC and attended Green Hope High School. Travis is majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and plays guitar, piano, alto saxophone, and loves water sports. He hopes to work with renewable energy and electric cars.

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Photos by Austin Simmons

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