17 current Caldwell Fellows and 5 leaders returned yesterday from their nine day adventure in Southern Utah. We haven’t heard all of the stories yet, but to read about the past 30 years of Wilderness adventures, get “Pushing Boundaries” by Dr. Jerry Barker! The book is available for $20.00 on Amazon, Lulu Press and from Jerry Barker. If you’d like to learn more about obtaining your copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the academic year over the Caldwell Fellows celebrated the end of classes with a picnic on April 24th at Pullen Park, and honored the Class of 2015 with a Senior Recognition Breakfast on May 8th at J.C. Raulston Arboretum. On May 9th SATELLITE Camp begins with 54 students from high schools around NC visiting our campus and learning about STEM majors. Caldwells will service as camp counselors. On May 10th 20 Caldwells will embark on the annual Wilderness Experience – this year to southern Utah. Soon after another 10 will head to Mexico for Summer Session 1 and the Vecinos Program. Many more will begin internships, further studies and personal and professional self-development programs. The Caldwell office will be open all summer and we encourage our students to keep in touch, send postcards and come in when you are close to campus. We will be busy planning an exciting Fall semester.
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!
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!
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.
From Neel Mandavilli and the Caldwell Summer Book Club team:
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!
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