Twenty-six outstanding N.C. State freshmen have been named the Caldwell Fellows Class of 2017. These exceptional students were selected on the basis of their outstanding character, leadership potential, scholarship and their dedication to service.
Congratulations to the twenty-six members of the Caldwell Class of 2017. They are Justin Baker, Sarah Bristol, Austin Bryan, Stefy Castro-Vazquez, Yvonne Chazal, Cristian Del Valle, Sabriya Dobbins, Fatima Fatajo, Shaun Fath, Hannah Frank, Andi Gibbs, Caila Holley, Sam Jasper, Devin Johnson, Rob Johnson, Bhavana Kaki, LaMecca Knoll, Jess Kraus, Jake Lasky, Jacob Lineberry, Jen Murphy, Sofia Olaechea, Allison Press, Justine Schnitzler, Tyrek Shepard, and Caswell Turner.
The Caldwell Fellowbration on Saturday, February 22, was so much fun! 185 current Caldwell Fellows, alumni, and guests enjoyed delicious food catered by PR@ The Poole, great music courtesy of DJ Brooks Prior, dancing and lip syncing orchestrated by the Fellows. The venue, the Carol Poole Clubhouse at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, is spectacular and offers a lovely view of downtown Raleigh.
We are so proud of our Caldwell alum, Justin LeBlanc, who made it to New York Fashion Week and the Grand Finale of Project Runway on October 17th! Read the story in the NC State Alumni Blog!
Our amazing Justin LeBlanc, Caldwell class of 2008, was on Project Runway which began Thursday, July 18 at 9pm on Lifetime. Justin is now on the faculty at the NC State College of Design. He is pictured at left on a study abroad trip during his time as a Caldwell student. Read more and see more pictures on the NC State Alumni blog! And in the NC State Bulletin. And the News and Observer!
The Sophomore retreat at Aqueduct Center (pictured) provided time for the class of 2016 to reconnect after summer and to plan the year ahead! The Junior Class retreat is September 13 and 14.
The shacks are down but it’s not too late to donate. The Caldwell Fellows Team has been toggling between 1st and 2nd place this week. Our position is not secure. Donations can be made until October 5 so please help keep us on top! If you haven’t made your donation yet – do it now! Thank you!!
Build day on Sunday was fun and attended by current Fellows, alumni of the program and Caldwell families! Here’s a video just for fun. Since the inception of Shack-a-Thon, Caldwells have consistently placed in the top three for organizations raising the most funds for Habitat for Humanity. The competition has become more fierce as Colleges have gotten involved with their own shacks.
Please make an online donation to Habitat that will be credited to the Caldwell shack. Here is the donation link! Thank you!
Caldwell Fellows Information Session! Incoming Freshman can learn about the opportunity to become a Caldwell Fellow, NC State’s only scholarship and leadership development program to which you can apply after admission to NC State. Attend the information session at Titmus Theater in Thompson Hall from 11:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, August 20. The director of the Caldwell Program and current Fellows will be there to give an overview of the program and the application guidelines.
We are so proud of Caldwell Fellow, Alex Parker, class of 2015! Read more here.
The Last meeting is set for Tuesday, August 13 – Citizenship Papers/ Location: Presentation Practice Room at D.H. Hill Library (located on the first floor in the Learning Commons) at 6 pm. Then at 7:30 continue the conversation at Mitch’s tavern on Hillsborough St. All welcome even if you have not read the book!
An invitation for Caldwell Fellows and alumni:
The Caldwell summer reading group is in full swing but it’s not too late to join the fun! Three readings were selected…all connected to the theme “Doing Okay, in Light of Things Not Always Going Well” (following our ‘Doing Better at Doing Good’ theme of the last academic year).
The readings include a novel, a book of essays, and a personal life account with reflections.
Here are the rules of the group
1. You can read any or all of the books.
2. You can come to the gathering, whether or not you have read all of the
3. You can read the books, no matter where you are…a nice way to ‘connect’ with the community. Send us an email sharing your thoughts even if you can’t come to the meeting.
Here are the books.
- Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail – Cheryl Strayed
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery
- Citizenship Papers - Wendell Berry (the topic for August 13)
Wherever your summer takes you, we invite you join our community in this shared learning experience. Literature knows no physical boundary.
The Caldwell Summer Book Club Steering Committee (Neel Mandavelli, Jake Thompson, Cam White, Megan Chesser, Sam Dennis, Janice Odom)