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Team 2 2013 Wildernss

Watch the Wilderness video!

Last month we welcomed back both teams of Wilderness adventurers! Team 2 consisted of Kimani Hall, Amanda Marshall, Hillary Spangler, Cam White, Jessica Neville, Andelica Gonzales, DT Oliver, Jenna Pye, and three leaders including Jerry Barker, Brian Ingram and Paul Mobley. Wilderness Team #1 members (pictured except for those who went on to other destinations) were Lydia Allen, Ann Margaret Dietrich, Thomas Harris, John Mitchell, Kaitlyn Oppenheim, Will Pfitzner, Julia Rao, Rajan Singh, Brian Schuster, Alan Sheridan, and team leaders, Ethan Lineberger and Robert Horner. All reported an amazing experience in the Sierra Nevadas and something they will long remember. They tackled many days of hiking, climbing, cooking, eating and sleeping out of doors in high altitudes and below freezing temps at night. Team members transitioned straight into summer school, study abroad and work. Ann Margaret, Alan and Brian from Team 1 were Class of 2013 graduates and all are moving or have already moved out of state to start careers in Tennessee, California and Michigan respectively. Team 2 graduates Hillary Spangler, Cam White and Jessica Neville are starting advanced degrees and service work.

Watch a 3 minute video by Jerry Barker!

Wilderness Team #1 returns



Congratulations to Alan Sheridan and Neil Shah, award winners.

Four North Carolina State University engineering students received Outstanding Senior Awards at the 2013 College of Engineering Annual Awards Banquet on May 8. Two are Caldwell Fellows!

With award category and major:

Leadership – Alan Sheridan, Computer Science
Scholarly Achievement – Neil Shah, Computer Science
The awards are presented each year to outstanding seniors who are nominated by their academic departments.

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Congratulations Class of 2013

Congratulations to the Caldwell Fellows class of 2013. We will recognize the seniors at a luncheon at the NC State Arboretum on Friday May 10. Immediately after graduation many of the seniors will embark on one of two Wilderness trips this year to the Sierra Nevada mountains and/or help facilitate the SATELLITE Camp right here on NC State campus. The annual camp introduces fifty high school students from around NC to majors and career options in Science and Technology.

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Two Caldwell Fellows Scholars have received graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Brinda Monian, is a chemical engineering and biochemistry major, a Goldwater Scholar and a member of the University Honors Program. Neil Shah is a computer science major and a member of the University Honors Program. (Brinda is pictured lower right, Neil in middle).

And Brian Schuster (pictured on left) was recognized in the New Faces of Engineering – College Edition. Brian is using his engineering skills to advance renewable fuel production and develop a versatile sole technology for outdoor and military footwear.


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Announcing the Class of 2016

Twenty-five outstanding NC State freshmen have joined the Caldwell Fellows as the Class of 2016. They will be greeted by current fellows at a welcome reception this Friday evening. Learn more about them here.


Matt Anderson

Matthew Anderson is from Asheville, NC and attended Asheville High School. Matt is majoring in Economics with a minor in Math.



Jocelyn Barahona

Jocelyn Barahona is from Durham, NC and attended Durham School of the Arts. Jocelyn is majoring in Architecture.



Megan Broders

Megan Broders is from Wake Forest, NC and attended Wake Forest Rolesville High School. Megan is majoring in Polymer & Color Chemistry and Textile Engineering.



Marc Celestini

Marc Celestini is from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended Cardinal Gibbons High School. Marc is majoring in Computer and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Spanish.


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Kevin Eguiluz Hernandez

Kevin Eguiluz Hernandez is from Cary, NC and attended Apex High School. Kevin is majoring in Chemical Engineering and Economics.



Bethany Faulkner

Bethany Faulkner is from Indian Trail, NC and attended Union Academy Charter. Bethany is majoring in Graphic Design.



Graham Freels

Graham Freels is from Rutherfordton, NC and attended RS Central High School. Graham is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Material Science and Engineering.



Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris is from Greensboro, NC and attended Northwest Guilford High School. Thomas is majoring in Forestry.



Molly Hass

Molly Hass is from Raleigh, NC and attended William G. Enloe High School. Molly is majoring in Food Science with a minor in Spanish.



Will Holland

William Holland is from Winston Salem, NC and attended Mount Tabor High School. Will is majoring in Chemical Engineering and Economics.



Josiah Keilson

Josiah Keilson is from Cary, NC and attended Cary Christian High School. Josiah is majoring in Management with a minor in Art and Design.



Sean Kramer

Sean Kramer is from Kinston, NC and attended North Lenoir High. Sean is majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy.



Sam Loomis

Samuel Loomis is from Cary, NC and attended Cary High School. Sam is majoring in Physics and Math with a minor in Cognitive Science and Theatre.



Halle Mangrum

Halle Mangrum is from Greensboro, NC and attended Northwest Guilford. Halle is majoring in English with a minor in Spanish.



Meredith Martin

Meredith Martin is from Norwood, NC and attended South Stanly High School. Meredith is majoring in Elementary Education.



Ravyn Njagu

Ravyn Njagu is from Graham, NC and attended North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Ravyn is majoring in Biological Sciences.



Dan Oliver

Dan Oliver is from Drexel, NC and attended Freedom High School. Dan is majoring in Statistics with a minor in Economics.



Will Pfitzner

Will Pfitzner is from Mount Airy, NC and attended Mount Airy High School. Will is majoring in Biomedical Engineering.



Julia Rao

Julia Rao is from Chapel Hill, NC and attended Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill. Julia is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.



Erin Roberts

Erin Roberts is from Arden, NC and attended TC Roberson High School. Erin is majoring in Textile Technology – Fashion and Textile Design.



Shrey Satpathy

Shrey Satpathy is from New Delhi, India. Shrey is majoring in Nuclear Engineering and Physics.



Rajan Singh

Rajan Singh is from Summerfield, NC and attended Caldwell Academy. Rajan is in First Year College.



Tianna Soto

Tianna Soto is from Apex, NC and attended Apex High School. Tianna is majoring in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature with a minor in International Studies.



Brooke Wilner

Brooke Wilner is from Kinston, NC and attended The Epiphany School. Brooke is majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Philosophy with a minor in Classical Studies.



Annie Wilt

Annie Wilt is from Jacksonville, FL and attended Paxon School for Advanced Studies. Annie is majoring in Polymer & Color Chemistry with a minor in Textile Engineering.



Shealynn Womble

Shealynn Womble is from Charlotte, NC and attended Mallard Creek High School. Shealynn is majoring in Middle Grades / Language Arts & Social Studies Concentration.

Shack 2012

Caldwells Take 3rd in Shack-A-Thon

Congratulations to Brian Schuster, captain of the Caldwell Shack-A-Thon team, and all the Caldwell Fellows and their families who participated in the Shack project. Thank you to all of our supporters who donated time, effort and dollars. This year we raised almost $3700.00 – a big increase over last year (and missing 2nd place by only $117) – which helped to bring the total to $28,310.00 raised this year at NC State for Habitat for Humanity – another record breaker! Shack-A-Thon educates the campus and the larger community about the state of poverty and housing in this country and abroad. During a single week, various NC State student groups constructed a shack on the Brickyard (Sunday, September 23), lived in it for five days and nights (Monday through Friday), and raised money from donations, a raffle and a cookout.



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Doing Better at Doing Good

“Doing Better at Doing Good” is the 2012-13 programmatic theme for the Caldwell community. Monthly Caldwell dinner seminars will feature discussions with community leaders whose work emulates and informs the approach to leadership we seek to develop among our Fellows. The Caldwell Fellows program fills the unique niche of identifying and developing servant leaders from NC State’s most promising undergraduates. Great minds and open hearts plus a talent for leadership and creative problem-solving are marks of those selected to be Caldwell Fellows. Through a rigorous selection process each Spring, approximately twenty-five new Fellows are named from the freshman class that entered NC State the previous Fall.  Fellows receive three years of tuition support, as well as annual enrichment stipends for experiential learning. More information is available at the applications page including answers to FAQ’s. The application will be live in mid-October with applications due in mid-January 2013.

Wolfpack Welcome Week

Wolfpack Welcome Week 2012

Come out to meet some of the members of our community during two info sessions at Wolfpack Welcome Week! Talk to current fellows and learn what we are about. The Caldwell Fellowship is the only university-wide scholarship program open to students after they complete their first semester at NC State. The info sessions will be held in Talley Student Center, room 3118 on Tuesday, August 14 from 11 am to noon and from noon to 1 pm.

Learn more about Wolfpack Welcome Week.