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Shreye on Selection Day

Welcome the Class of 2018

Heartfelt thanks to the interviewers and all the volunteers who took part in Selection Day 2015. It is a difficult process and we deeply appreciate your time and expertise. Congratulations to all sixty semi-finalists who participated in the interviews. We are pleased to announce the Class of 2018 consisting of 26 new Fellows. Pictures and more information to come in the next few days!

Zach Allen

Andrew Arden

Cameron Bright

Hannah Broders

Kristin Caddick

Amanda Crawford

Sumner Dudick

Dania Farawi

Joseph Farley

Sam Fedeler

Eryn Feeney

Jess Hansen

Laura Hebard

Akshatha Kiran

Sam Linville

Daniel Marulanda

Adora Nsonwu

Shrikar Nunna

Kaitlin Perkins

Ashley Rabuck

Kyle Rogers

Kelsey Shevlin

Zach Small

Kevin Smartt

Abel Walker

Kelsey WardAnnie and FatimaKimani and Tyler SD15

Sept 2014 dinner

Caldwell dinner November 23

Our next Caldwell Fellows dinner seminar, continuing the theme of The Heart of the Matter, is set for Sunday, November 23! Check your newsletter for details. For this dinner we will be hosting faculty invited by the Caldwell students to share in our discussions.

Sept 2014 dinner

Caswell and Andi close the shack

Thanks to all who donated to Shack-a-thon!

Caswell and Andi close the shack

NC State’s effort to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County was a great success going many $1000’s over the goal of $37,500. The Caldwell Fellows team contributed over $5800.00 of that coming in third place. For over 15 years Shack-a-thon has been an annual tradition with the Caldwell Fellows and earning a spot in the top third of fundraisers over all. This year the fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County took over over the NC State brickyard from September 21-27. Current Caldwell students, families and alumni helped construct the Caldwell shack on Sunday, September 21 and Fellows lived in it all week selling raffle tickets and raising awareness about the need for safe homes for Wake County residents. Thanks to all who contributed money, time, skill and energy to promote this great cause!

Shack 1Shack 3 copy

Caldwells in Ethiopia

Caldwells in Ethiopia

Seven current Caldwells, one alumn, one Caldwell staffer, and one NC State Music professor spent all or part of Summer Session 2 in Ethiopia. The Caldwell students collaborated with Cherokee Gives Back (based in Raleigh and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and their local Addis partners, and worked in various capacities in Addis Ababa for three weeks while also absorbing the culture of this beautiful country. After their work in Addis concluded the session continued with an eight day journey through northern Ethiopia, visiting amazing geographical and architectural wonders. Vistas that rival the Alps and the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, some of the oldest churches, castles and monasteries in the world, fascinating cultural traditions, and warm and welcoming people made this an incredibly rich experience for all the participants. The travelers were Matt Anderson, Megan Broders, Daniel Buchenberger, Jillian Hendryx, Jen Murphy, Hannah Osborne, Rajan Singh, Shelley Smith, Jonathan Kramer and Liz Holt. 

Book group

Next Caldwell Summer Bookclub Meeting Aug 5

From Neel Mandavilli and the Caldwell Summer Book Club team:

The Caldwell Summer book club invites you to join us in reading our final book for the summer, Abraham Verghese’s Cutting for Stone.
We will be meeting August 5, at 6:00pm in D.H. Hill Library’s Presentation Practice room to discuss the book. The discussion will be followed by a casual dinner at Mitch’s Tavern on Hillsborough street at 7:30pm.
We request the pleasure of your company on this occasion to share enjoyable time amongst current fellows and fellow alumni. If you cannot physically attend the discussion, feel free to email your thoughts on the book to, to be shared during the discussion.
Neel Mandavilli
Caldwell Class of 2015



Jr Retreat

Wolfpack Welcome Week

Visit with current Caldwell Fellows and the Program Director, Janice Odom, during Wolfpack Welcome Week! We will host an information session on Tuesday, August 19 from 11:00am-12:00pm in Witherspoon Student Center Room 201. Hear about this unique program available only to first year students at NC State, learn how to apply, and most important – ask us questions!

Justin LeBlanc, Jared Milrad, and Vansana Nolintha, along with other Caldwell Alumni (Jaclynn Szwagiel, Emilea Burton, Tony Caravano)

A Caldwell State of Mind

As the 2013-2014 year drew to a close, we gathered for a final group dinner seminar at the end of March. We hosted a panel of three Caldwell Alumni who had taken the spirit and ethos of the Caldwell Program, and John T. Caldwell himself, beyond their time at NC State. Many more Caldwell alumni were present to share their experiences with the new class of Caldwells (2017) and the current classes of 2014, ’15 and ’16.

Justin LeBlanc, Jared Milrad, and Vansana Nolintha have been working on projects that have embodied the impact that the Caldwell Program encourages. Continue reading

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, William 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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Neil Shah crop